6 Non-Cosmetic Things You Didn’t Know BOTOX® Could Treat

Most people know the cosmetic uses of BOTOX® and its incredible wrinkle-reducing results. But you may not be aware of the medical benefits of BOTOX® for the effective treatment of muscle disorders, hyperactive nerves, neuropathic pain, and even some allergies.

Prior to FDA approval for cosmetic applications in 1989, scientific and medical professionals used the flaccid paralysis of botulinum toxin (BTX) to treat a number of medical problems. Several effective treatments have been performed since the 1960’s and additional medical benefits of BOTOX® are still being discovered.

Call La Belle Vie Medical Care & Aesthetics in Draper, Utah at 801-987-8384 for your Free BOTOX® Consultation to see if this revolutionary treatment is right for you. Listed below are a just a few of the non-cosmetic uses for BOTOX®.

Chronic Migraines

In 2010 BOTOX® was approved by the FDA for the treatment of chronic migraines. Medical professionals inject BOTOX® to the temples, on the back of the head and at the base of the neck to provide relief for those suffering hours of severe pain, nausea and light sensitivity.

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the hands (palmar), feet, head, face or armpits. Normally we sweat to maintain healthy temperature levels, but the excessive sweating found in individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis has nothing to do with temperature regulation. BOTOX® injections have been shown to decrease excessive sweating by up to 87% with results of up to 90% for palmar sufferers.

Urinary Incontinence

BOTOX® injections are often used as an effective procedure in the treatment of severe bladder symptoms including the inability to delay urination (incontinence), severe urgency, and urinary sphincter spasm. Patients regain urinary control as the BOTOX® blocks the communicate of over-sensitive nerves with the bladder or sphincter muscles.

Blepharospasms and Strabismus

Conditions like blepharospasms (eyelid spasms) and strabismus (crossed eyes) can be effectively treated with BOTOX® because the neurotoxin causes temporary paralysis of muscles that are doing something that they shouldn’t be doing. BOTOX® injections are utilized to treat other ocular problems like thyroid eye disease or Graves’ eye disease.

Spasmodic dysphonia

Individuals who suffer from the neurological condition called spasmodic dysphonia can see (and hear) great results from treatment with BOTOX®. This condition causes uncontrolled spasms that affect the vocal cords making them sound strained, hoarse or shaky and often affect a person’s ability to communicate.

Bell’s Palsy

BOTOX® treatment can help aid the recovery of patients who suffer from Bell’s palsy. This facial nerve paralysis causes one half of the face to droop and is brought on by the stimulation of a particular cranial nerve. Bell’s palsy is generally a temporary condition that often affects those with diabetes, pregnant women, Lyme disease sufferers or after the transmission of some viruses. 

Contact an Experienced BOTOX® Provider in Utah

The experienced medical professionals with La Belle Vie in Utah will determine the best BOTOX® injection options to provide the best results and help you develop a personalized BOTOX® treatment plan based on your individual needs. Give us a call at 801-683-0356 for more information on the incredible benefits of BOTOX® or to request your free consultation.

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