The injections best known for treating lines and wrinkles have a host of other medical uses too.
From hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraines to bladder problems and squint, botulinum toxin injections are used in a wide array of treatments and modern medicine continues to find uses for this wonder-drug.
BOTOX Injections for Arthritis?
Now new research has shown that BOTOX could offer pain relief for months for sufferers of arthritis, in just one shot removing the need for months of pain medication.
Botox essentially works by preventing nerve cells from communicating with muscles. It is injected into specific sites in order to influence the way the body works.
It is not news that botox can also be used to stop pain, but there have previously been concerns about the potential for unwanted side-effects in paralysing the area.
However, researchers at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge have developed a new technique, which involves attaching botullinum toxin to a specific ‘safe’ part of the tetanus toxin, which takes the pain reliever to the spinal cord where it stops pain signals being sent to the brain.
The potential development of this solution could be a massive benefit in treating the pain associated with arthritis. Drugs currently used can raise the risk of heart attacks as well as being quite expensive.
Northamptonshire Botox Doctor
A practising GP and fully registered with the GMC, Dr John Tanqueray has worked in cosmetic treatments since 1999 and is an expert botox injector who also provides training to other medical professionals and works closely with leading UK companies.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre do not currently offer botox for arthritis as this is a new development. However, they do offer the popular botox anti-ageing injections as well as treatment for hyperhidrosis.
Non-surgical cosmetic and anti-ageing treatments are carried out personally by Dr John Tanqueray, who is also involved in training other medical professionals in the use of popular cosmetic injections which also include dermal fillers and Volbella.
He established Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre in 2003, which remains an independent, doctor-managed company.
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