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7 Problems You Didn’t Know BOTOX® Could Treat

Posted October 31, 2016 in BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX®BOTOX® Cosmetic is known for its ability to improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes, brow, and forehead. However, the protein neurotoxin in BOTOX® Cosmetic is also present in BOTOX® and has several lesser-known medical uses. BOTOX® has been proven safe and effective in improving the following health problems and can improve your quality of life.

1. Chronic Migraines

woman-with-headacheBOTOX® is used to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraines. The treatment is used for patients who have 15 or more days of headaches every month in which the headaches last at least four hours at a time. It is important to note that BOTOX® may not be suitable for use in treating patients with episodic migraines on 14 or fewer days every month.

2. Excessive Underarm and Foot Sweatingunderarm-sweating

BOTOX® can be used to treat symptoms associated with severe underarm and foot sweating in adults. This treatment may be recommended for this purpose when topical medicines are ineffective or insufficient.

3. Overactive Bladder

BOTOX® can treat common overactive bladder symptoms in adults. Some of these include the urgency to urinate right away, a strong need to urinate that may cause leakage, and even frequent urination in adults who cannot tolerate or do not experience results with another type of medicine. In addition, BOTOX® can treat urine leakage in adults who have neurological diseases.

4. Cervical Dystonia

BOTOX® can be used for patients with cervical dystonia, a painful condition in which the neck muscles contract involuntarily so that the head twists to the side or tilts forward or backward. For patients ages 16 and older, BOTOX® is used to treat the neck pain and abnormal head position caused by cervical dystonia.

5. Eyelid Spasms or Eye Twitching

BOTOX® can treat abnormal eyelid spasms or eye twitching in people ages 12 and older.

6. Crossed Eyes

BOTOX® can be used to treat strabismus in people ages 12 and older. This condition is more commonly referred to as “crossed eyes” and is manifested by a failure of the eyes to align properly.

7. Muscle Stiffness in the Limbs

BOTOX® can also be injected into the muscles to treat muscle stiffness. Specifically, it can treat muscle stiffness in the elbows, wrists, fingers, thumbs, ankles, and toes for patients ages 18 and older with upper or lower limb spasticity.

Like many plastic surgeons, Dr. Taleisnik uses BOTOX® Cosmetic for its cosmetic benefits, such as minimizing wrinkles in the forehead and brow area. However, if you would like to learn more about BOTOX® treatments for non-cosmetic issues, Dr. Taleisnik would be happy to refer you to a doctor who can help you. These lesser-known medical uses of BOTOX® can resolve many patient concerns and improve quality of life.

To learn more about the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic or BOTOX®, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Taleisnik. Call (714) 538-8549 or complete our online contact form to get in touch with us today.