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The Many Uses of BOTOX®

Posted September 12, 2014 in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Uncategorized

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The Many Uses of Botox®

For years, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been improving the physical appearance and confidence of women and men of all ages. FDA approved, BOTOX®is the most popular injectable in the world, and although it was initially used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the face, BOTOX® is often used for a variety of other conditions.

Excessive Sweating

Even though everyone sweats, thousands of people suffer from excessive sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) in their underarms and palms. Although prescription antiperspirants and expensive medications have been known to reduce this symptom, BOTOX® injections can effectively treat excessive sweating.

Chronic Migraines

More than ten percent of the U.S. population is affected by the dizziness, nausea, and vomiting that migraines cause every year. With a sequence of injections in the temple area, BOTOX® can effectively prevent nerve endings that signal pain from reaching the brain.

Enhancing Smiles

Excessive coverage of the gums over the teeth (gummy smile) has a noticeably negative effect on a person’s smile. By injecting BOTOX® into the muscles around the mouth, the upper lip can relax, causing less of the gums to show.

Urinary Incontinence

BOTOX® is effective for treating urinary incontinence in adults with an overactive bladder caused by a neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury, by relaxing the bladder muscles.

Cervical Dystonia

Cervical dystonia is a disorder that affects the nerves of the neck, causing the muscles to tighten or spasm uncontrollably. This condition can not only be painful, but also make even simple daily tasks difficult to do. BOTOX® injections can relieve these symptoms and improve a person’s quality of life.

Blepharospasm

Involuntary spasms of the muscles around the eyes may be caused by a muscle disorder called blepharospasm. This condition can impair a person’s vision and make everyday activities, such as driving a car or using a computer, difficult to perform. BOTOX® injections have been an effective treatment for this condition.

Upper Limb Spasticity

Muscle spasticity can be debilitating. BOTOX® is an FDA-approved treatment for adults with muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist, and finger muscles.

If you are interested in receiving BOTOX® injections, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our Orange County practice today. Call (714) 835-2825 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrés Taleisnik today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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