BOTOX® is among the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world for anti-aging because it works. BOTOX® is exceptionally well-known and well-regarded for its ability to correct superficial fine lines as well as deep wrinkles. Outside of the United States, it is approved for use in 97 additional countries. Over the last 20 years, millions of people around the world have enjoyed its anti-aging benefits.
When administered by highly trained plastic surgeons and nurse injectors, BOTOX® can masterfully restore youthfulness and vitality for male and female patients. But did you know that BOTOX® can also be used to treat medical conditions? You read that correctly–not only is it one of the gold-standard treatments for anti-aging, but it also has a variety of medical indications for use. In this blog, we will discuss some of the medical benefits of BOTOX®.
BOTOX® is most popularly used to treat facial wrinkles caused by active muscle movement. Some of the most common cosmetic uses for BOTOX® include treating forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and other lines caused by raising your eyebrows, squinting, smiling, or pursing your lips. It works by chemically blocking the nerve signals to the target facial area, preventing muscle movement from stretching the skin and further deepening wrinkles.
Similar to the way it treats cosmetic concerns, BOTOX® can also treat a number of medical conditions that are caused by involuntary or voluntary muscle movement. BOTOX® effectively treats these conditions by blocking the signals that cause the associated muscles to move.
Cervical dystonia is a painful condition that involves the involuntary contracture of neck muscles. These contractures cause the head to twist painfully into an uncomfortable position. BOTOX® injections can help block the neck muscles from contracting.
This common eye condition is caused by the involuntary movement of muscles around the affected eye and can be exacerbated by muscle movement. BOTOX® injections can effectively relax the muscles that cause the lazy eye. BOTOX® injections can also treat other eye conditions, such as eye twitching, eyelid muscle spasms, and crooked eyes.
Certain neurological conditions, such as cerebral palsy, can cause involuntary movement and contracture of limbs. These contractures and movements can be expertly treated with BOTOX® injections.
An overactive bladder contracts frequently and unexpectedly. This condition can be painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing for our patients–especially when it results in involuntary urination. BOTOX® injections can restore the normal function of the bladder.
This medical condition is marked by excessive underarm sweating. For most people, it is normal to experience perspiration, especially in active conditions, fear, and embarrassment. However, for patients with hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating occurs even beyond these normal triggers. BOTOX® injections can block the activity of hyperactive sweat glands, reducing excessive sweating.
Many of our patients suffer from chronic migraines. These severe headaches are often accompanied by pain and nausea and make it impossible for patients to live their lives normally. By blocking the pain signals, BOTOX® injections may help reduce headache frequency and discomfort.
These are just some of the many medical benefits of BOTOX®. If you would like to find out more about using BOTOX® to treat these conditions, or if you would like to consult our medical team about treating your cosmetic concerns, give us a call today.