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Botox for Purposes Other Than Cosmetic

When most of us hear the word ‘botox’ we automatically think of injections for facial skin treatments that will help us present a more youthful appearance. Botox does that, but that is not all the product can do. It can help ease the pain for migraine suffers, treat an overactive bladder and overactive sweat glands plus treat several other common health issues.

* Those who suffer with chronic migraines (2 weeks or more per month) often find relief with injections of botox. A series of injections are used to block the pain signals which travel along the nerves, lessening the frequency in which the migraines occur and in some instances, stopping them altogether.

Botox injections to cure migraines

Botox injections to cure migraines


* An overactive bladder or leaking bladder is often successfully treated with botox. After other course of treatment have been visited without positive results, botox injections can be administered to stop the area nerves from causing muscles spasms which create the bladder issues.

* Sweating too much is a disorder suffered by many of the population and those overactive sweat glands can be calmed down with injections of botox. A certain amount of sweating is normal and needed to help the body remain cool, but overactive sweat glands can impair the quality of life and cause sweat to drip off of hands and other body parts when the body is not being exposed to warm temperatures.


Excessive sweating can be cured by botox injections

Excessive sweating can be cured by botox injections


* Botox treatments are used to treat stiff muscles in arms and legs. Elbows, wrists and fingers which have limited movement due to certain types of trauma or disease like cerebral palsy, oftentimes can be successfully treated with injections and movement restored. Chronic neck pain due to muscles stiffness or repetitive muscles spasms (cervical dystonia) can be treated with injections of this product which until recent years was wrongfully considered as something to be used for facial skin treatments only.

* Lazy eye or crossed eyes are often treated with botox. These eye-positioning disorders are usually caused by a muscle-pull imbalance and the tighter eye muscles can be loosened and eye positioning balanced with botox treatments.

A droopy eyelid (blepharoptosis) can be corrected with a surgical procedure termed “ptosis repair”. Dr. Kotlus explains this procedure and how it restores eyelid balance.

* Botox treatments work by temporarily paralyzing the muscle activity in the affected body region to bring pain relief and restore quality of life.

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