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Alternative Uses for Botox that Will Surprise You

When you think Botox, do you think of smooth skin and youthful-looking features? While Botox has quickly become one of the top anti-aging beauty treatments, this injectable isn’t just for taking years off your visible age.

Botox’s unique formula and ability to temporarily freeze nerve reaction makes it a useful tool in combatting several other medical concerns. Consider a few of these surprising head-to-toe alternative applications for Botox.

Eye twitches and lazy eyes

Blepharospasms, lazy eyes, and crossed eyes are all conditions that can compromise a patient’s visual capabilities and even cause them to lose confidence in their appearance. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for these ocular conditions and has helped many patients regain the ability to see straight ahead.

Neck Spasms

Neck spams, or cervical dystonia, can be an unpleasant condition to live with. The condition causes muscles in the neck to contract involuntarily, causing the head to move uncomfortably and without warning. Botox injections help relax muscles in the neck that cause these uncontrollable contractions, improving an individual’s quality of life and general comfort.

Uncontrolled Muscle Contraction

There are several neurological conditions which cause muscles to spasm uncontrollably. As Botox helps block nerve receptors, the treatment can be administered to specific muscle groups to help relax those muscles, ultimately helping stop those uncontrolled movements.

Bruxism and Chronic Headaches

Chronic headaches, migraines – there’s no doubt about how painful and disrupting they can be to a patient’s life. When headaches are caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint disorder, Botox is an excellent solution. Rather than having to wait out the pain, injections can relax tense muscles that are contributing to teeth grinding, relieving the pressure and pain. Coincidentally, injection spots for migraines are also very close to injection spots for treating wrinkles, giving patients the opportunity to treat two concerns instead of just one.

Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is less about getting the nervous sweats before a big presentation and more about always sweating. For people with this condition, the constant sweating can be a professional and personal nightmare, making it difficult to feel comfortable in social or workplace settings.

Botox injections are low maintenance and offer a longer-term alternative to heavy-duty antiperspirants or pills. During the procedure, Botox is injected into the areas where you excessive sweat the most, helping patients stay dry even under the most stressful scenarios. The results of a treatment session usually last between four to six months.

Bladder Dysfunction

For patients with overactive bladders, any trip out of the house can quickly require a plan of detailed action. Luckily, Botox injections for treating overactive bladders is FDA-approved and considered by some physicians as a highly effective response to the condition.

See if Botox is Right for You

While there is no such thing as a miracle drug, Botox certainly comes close by offering patients a non-invasive, highly effective cosmetic treatment that can be used to improve a wide range of conditions. Learn more about the advantages this procedure offers by calling and scheduling an appointment with our Palm Springs specialist today.