Most people know that Botox is the number one treatment for reversing or limiting the appearance of age-related skin issues like wrinkles. However, fewer people realize that Botox is often used to treat a variety of other medical and cosmetic conditions. Here are some of the other ways that Botox can help, along with the skills of an experienced injector.

Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is categorized by physical symptoms such as a continual urge to urinate and frequent bathroom trips. In some cases, it might also include urinary incontinence. Botox has proven effective in the temporary paralyzing of bladder muscles, which might prevent the continual urge and incidents of incontinence. This treatment has been given FDA approval and can be comforting to patients who want to feel confident in their body.

Hyperhidrosis

Botox is an FDA-approved option for treatment of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. This continual treatment is a great option for reducing sweating that affects your daily life and causes you to avoid social situations. It can be used in areas like the underarms, palms, and feet.

Crossed Eyes

This FDA-approved treatment was one of the first uses for Botox at its inception. It can relax muscles that contribute to eye misalignment, resuling in a crossed-eye look.

Migraines

For chronic migraine sufferers, Botox can be a life-saver. Botox can reduce the amount of migraine episodes by nearly half with regular use for people who experience over fifteen episodes per month. With FDA approval, this is an excellent option for migraineurs who don’t find results with other treatment options.

Irregular Heartbeat

Though not FDA-approved, Botox has been considered a potential treatment option for people with irregular heartbeats, particularly after open heart surgery.

Neck Spasms

One of the first treatments Botox received FDA-approval to treat is cervical dystonia, which occurs when the head assumes an abnormal position, usually paired with extreme neck pain. Botox can relax the associated muscles and provide relief.

Depression

Botox’s effectiveness in addressing this common mental illness is still in the trial stages and has not been given FDA approval. That being said, trials that have been performed suggest that the drug might alleviate accompanying symptoms.

Cold Hands

Chronically cold hands is often caused by blood circulation problems. Though not FDA-approved, a certain percentage of sufferers who have had Botox injected into their hands have witnessed improved circulation and an improvement in their condition.

Cleft Lip Scars

Botox has received some attention as a possible remedy for cleft lip scars by holding malformed muscles in place long enough to promote the healing process. This treatment has not been given FDA approval.

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Botox can be an extremely effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. To meet with our team and discuss your options, we invite you to contact our Lone Tree office by calling or filling out our online form.