You normally don’t hear about Botox and hemorrhoids at the same time. But if you’re scheduled for hemorrhoid surgery, you might want to ask about how this beauty treatment can boost your recovery.
Turns out that Botox, in addition to smoothing out wrinkles and laugh lines, can greatly ease the pain following a hemorrhoidectomy. According to research presented to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons a few years ago, Botox injections helped ease pain in the rectal area without producing side effects such as incontinence.
Botox blocks the release of a chemical known as acetylcholine, which causes muscles to contract. By weakening or paralyzing these muscles, the skin stays taut. It also means that it doesn’t expand and contract, which is beneficial to those who’ve just had hemorrhoids removed.
So if you’re anticipating hemorrhoid surgery, you may want to see about using Botox to help beautify your recovery in terms of comfort and duration.