Individuals contemplating Botox injections to ward off the earliest signs of ageing could be surprised to hear there are alternative uses for the substance.
According to the Hindustan Times, the anti-wrinkle procedure is set to be used as a form of treatment for people suffering from migraines in India.
This news comes after Allergan, the substance's manufacturer, was given the green light from the country's Drug Controller General to use the injections for medical purposes.
As part of the move, individuals suffering from chronic headaches more than 15 times per month will qualify to receive Botox treatment, which is said to relieve the symptoms for up to three months.
Raghu Kumar, managing director of Allergan India, said: "Patients can now avail a new preventive treatment option that will reduce their time duration spent in pain resulting in better quality of life."
Meanwhile, the company has recently been given the nod to develop Botox with the hope of helping people who suffer from urinary incontinence.