When most people think of Botox, they think of fine lines, wrinkles and anti-aging. While this is a reason to request this popular treatment, it also has other uses outside the aesthetic realm.
Botox for pain management can be used to address chronic pain and other health conditions when other treatments don’t alleviate symptoms.
Botox for Pain Management
Living with chronic pain can be tortuous and effects a person’s daily life. Whether an individual’s pain results from headaches or neuropathy, they may miss out on family events and memorable moments. Botox as a treatment for pain management may offer patients much needed relief.
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that works by blocking the release of a specific neurotransmitter from muscles, forcing them to relax.
Treating pain with a neurotoxin like Botox may have an advantage over oral pain medications since the effects of the injections are local and don’t cause side effects like fatigue and dizziness.
Here are just a few of Botox’s uses for pain:
- Headaches. In 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA to prevent chronic migraines. The injections can prevent the recurrence of headaches for up to three months.
- Arthritis. Botox has been found to help knee, shoulder and hip pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
- Back pain. A 2001 study found that over half of patients with chronic back pain who received Botox therapy had pain relief for three to four months.
- Nerve pain. Common in diabetes, neuropathy affects the hands, legs and feet. Patients with nerve pain have found relief after Botox was administered at the top of the foot.
Botox Training at National Laser Institute
During National Laser Institute’s Botox training courses, we teach physicians, nurses and medical professionals the latest, most advanced techniques for treating their clients.
Each Botox and dermal fillers course combines didactic theory with clinical hands-on training for the ultimate learning experience. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with the medical aesthetics training you receive.
In the classroom, you will learn about facial anatomy, Botox and dermal fillers injection techniques, patient selection and more. Clinicals are spent in a state-of-the-art medical spa setting where you will put your new skills to use and treat real clients.
One of the things that set us apart from other medical aesthetics schools is we spend millions of dollars each year on scheduling clients for you to work on to gain real-world experience in a medical spa environment.
By the end of a cosmetic injectables course, you will have had experience with Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and more!