Botox is most commonly associated with line-free foreheads. The rejuvenation treatment is very effective at tackling wrinkles to help patients look younger.
However, there are other medical uses too.
Botox injections were originally developed and used for treating eye conditions (squint). It has been approved for treating migraine and excessive sweating and also is used for treating certain bladder issues.
Now doctors are exploring the possibilities of using Botox injections to calm an irregular heartbeat in a 60 patient trial at Columbia University in New York.
The condition is known as atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm abnormality, which is caused by the chambers of the heart not contracting in the normal way. This can lead to dizzy spells and palpitations as the blood is not efficiently reaching all parts of the body properly. It is a common consequence after heart surgery.
The botox treatment involves injection of botulinum toxin into the fatty area around the heart where it can block the nerves triggering the faulty rhythm. The principle is actually similar to the anti-ageing treatment, where botox blocks the muscles on the forehead or around the eyes in order to create smoother skin.
Atrial fibrillation is believed to affect up to half-a-million people in the UK, so treatment with injections could be a huge step forward for medicine.
Botox Treatment London
It will be a while before this treatment is proven and available.
However, patients looking for botox injections for anti-ageing or to treat excessive sweating may consider Dr Barbara Kubicka at Clinicbe in Knightsbridge, London.
Dr Kubicka is highly experienced and qualified in botox injections and achieves impressive anti-ageing results that look natural and subtle too.
Dr Kubicka founded Clinicbe to offer a new holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have. Private consultations include individual advice on nutrition and lifestyle to help tackle skincare issues from within and compliment professional treatments. In addition, Dr Kubicka can prescribe or recommend the most appropriate professional skincare for use at home. Popular treatments include Botox injections and dermal fillers as well as mesotherapy and dermaroller.
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