Seven Things You Didn’t Know Botox Could Be Used For
Just about everyone is familiar with the traditional use for Botox, which is to treat wrinkles. It is a prescription medicine that is most commonly injected into the face muscles, including the forehead, the area around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and in the neck. It improves wrinkles, frown lines, and neck bands. But did you know that Botox is not only used to improve wrinkles but also a variety of other physical problems? Here are seven other things that Botox can be used to treat besides facial wrinkles:
- Botox can be used to treat overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong need to urinate and often urination in adults 18 years and older. This is an important solution for those unable to take other medication or if that medication does not work well enough.
- Botox can be used to treat urine leakage with overactive bladders due to neurological diseases.
- Botox has been shown to treat chronic migraines in adults who have 15 or more days each month with headaches lasting four or more hours in each day.
- Botox can be used to treat increased muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist, and fingers in adults with upper limb spasticity.
- Botox can treat abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervica dystonia in people 16 years and older.
- Botox has been shown to treat certain types of eye muscle problems (strabismus) or abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in people 12 years and older.
- Botox can also treat symptoms of severe underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) when topical medicines on the skin do not work well enough.
If you are interested in learning more about these unique uses for Botox, or are interested in receiving Botox injections, call Dr. Shapiro’s office to set up an appointment.