Most of our patients at the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid & Laser Surgery visit us to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on their faces using BOTOX and are unaware of the other uses of Botox. Fortunately, our plastic surgeon is here to enlighten about the many different uses for Botox. Find out which one might benefit your life.
BOTOX for Underarm Sweating
One of the most common ways to use BOTOX for treatment outside of wrinkle reduction is to reduce underarm sweating. This was discovered when doctors noticed that their patients who were being treated for facial spasms were, in fact, sweating less. BOTOX is now successfully being used for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis. If you sweat excessively in your hands and feet, this might be a good use of BOTOX.
BOTOX for Overactive Bladder
Studies have shown that BOTOX is one of the most successful treatments for overactive bladders. In a study, it showed that BOTOX reduced the number of leaks in women from 5 leaks a day than 3 leaks a day. It’s important to be careful with BOTOX though because it may cause the bladder to shut down too much.
BOTOX for Crossed-Eyes
Another use for BOTOX is for Crossed-Eyes. If your eyes do not line up in the same direction, you might be able to treat this using BOTOX.
BOTOX for Severe Neck Spasms
Another treatment use of BOTOX is for severe neck spasms. This was actually FDA approved before BOTOX was approved for treating frown lines. BOTOX can treat those who have cervical dystonia. This usually looks like an abnormal head position with severe neck pain.
Those who suffer from chronic migraines might also benefit from the use of BOTOX treatment. This was discovered when a plastic surgeon noticed that his patients who were being given BOTOX treatments for their wrinkles experienced fewer migraines. Some believe it to be the placebo effect while others strongly agree that BOTOX can reduce migraines. Those who opt for BOTOX treatment may reduce the number of headaches they experience.
BOTOX for TMJ
Suffering from TMJ pain can be extremely painful. You may experience severe jaw pain on a daily basis or even experience lock-jaw. BOTOX can relax the joints in your jaw and your facial muscles to stop grinding and clenching. This might produce better results than wearing a night guard while you sleep.
Visit Our Sacramento Plastic Surgeon for BOTOX Treatment Today
If you have experienced any of the problems above, BOTOX might be the perfect treatment option for you. Visit our Sacramento plastic surgeon for your own customized BOTOX treatment. Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.