Psoriasis and Botox injections
Botox is typically used in plastic surgery for cosmetic procedures in order to paralyze the muscles around the face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is simply the name brand of one type of botulinum toxin, whereas the other types of botulinum toxin may be used for other medical conditions. Other non-cosmetic uses for botulinum toxin are to treat muscle spasms, relax clenched muscles, realign the eyes, reduce excessive sweating, and treat neuropathic pain.
Botox and other botulinum toxin-containing medications are not used in the treatment of psoriasis, and do not seem to have any adverse reactions to the typical medications used to treat psoriasis or have the potential to worsen the disease itself. Botulinum toxin may have potential use in treating the pain associated with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.