Botox alternative therapies

Most of us think that botox is just used cosmetically to smooth out lines on our foreheads and banish those crows feet but more than half of the 5 billion market share of this sold last year was not put to wrinkle busting use but to medical use.

It’s come along way since the mid 1980s when it was first used to treat glabellar lines and now here are the 3 medical conditions that it is now being used to treat.


Shown to alleviate the pain with migraines by the reduction of the muscle contractions and therefore symptoms of pain and nausea. Injections are strategically placed all over the head in areas such as the temples and forehead. One of our practitioners at Zest Clinic Glasgow specialises in this within the NHS.


A night time affliction known as Bruxism which has classically been treated with plastic mouthguards to prevent damaging teeth, however, that in itself is not preventing the involuntary clenching. Step in with our wonder drug botox which gets to the root of the problem by paralysing the muscles to stop the grinding. Massively better than having to get used to wearing a mouth guard at night and not waking up with face ache for the day!


Recent data collected has shown that not being able to frown can enhance mood. There is often an association with frown lines and looking negative, grumpy or even scowling. Softening those sorts of expression out with botox has a positive impact with people who were treated who have reported feeling a boost and benefiting in other areas of their lives – relationships etc. Whilst nobody would advocate not being seen by the correct professionals for specific treatment it is interesting to know the positive power that those botox units can have.