Botox—Treating More Than Just Wrinkles
- Posted on: Sep 30 2015
When you think about Botox, the first thing that comes to mind is probably eliminating wrinkles. Botox provides patients with a tried and true method to reduce the appearance wrinkles, look younger, feel more attractive, and be more confident. Botox works by temporarily weakening muscles in the targeted area and it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, brows and other areas of the face.
Botox is a safe and proven method for treating wrinkles, but did you know that Botox can be used for much more? Keep reading to learn more about the other uses of Botox.
Botox For Treating Excessive Sweating
Sweating is a natural reaction of the body. It helps you stay cool when you exercise and remove toxins from the body. However, some people suffer from excessive sweating which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Sweat can stain clothes, cause unpleasant odors, and drain your confidence in social situations and at work.
Fortunately, Botox has been shown to treat excessive sweating and the FDA has approved it for this use. It is injected into the area under the arms or other target areas to blog signals to sweat glands. The results can last for 7-8 months.
Botox For Treating Headaches
Chronic headaches and migraines can be incredibly painful and frustrating. There are a variety of headache treatments out there, and effectiveness will vary from person to person.
In 2010 the FDA approved Botox for treatment of chronic migraines, which gives patients another treatment option which especially useful when other treatments aren’t effective. Botox treatments can slightly reduce the frequency of chronic migraines and the treatments can improve headache symptoms.
The FDA has approved Botox for treating crows feet (the wrinkles on the sides of the eyes) as well as for treating the wrinkles between the eyebrows know as frown lines.
In addition to treating headaches and sweating, the FDA has also approved using Botox to treat eye spasms and misalignment of the eyes.
If you’d like to learn more about the many cosmetic and medical uses for Botox, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sachin Shridharani.
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