Botox as Medicine

interactive botox training materialsMost people know Botox for its incredible ability to take years off of a person’s face, making them look much younger than they are.

What many people don’t know is that Botox is an effective treatment for a number of different conditions.  You know Botox can numb and paralyze the small muscles around the eyes and in other parts of the face, but you may not be aware that these effects can also help to alleviate the symptoms of certain health problems when used in other areas.  Here are some of the ways Botox is bringing relief from much more than wrinkles. **disclaimer: please see a health professional trained to inject Botox

Migraines:  If you’ve never had a migraine, you may not see it as anything but a headache.  If you’ve ever had one, you know that comparing a migraine to a headache is like comparing a tornado to a summer breeze.  Many migraine sufferers are unable to function, hiding in the darkest, quietest place available for hours, even days, at a time.  It is estimated that 14 million people experience migraines 15 or more days each month.  Botox administered into the top of the head can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines in some people

Hyperhidrosis:  More commonly known as excessive sweating, this condition can be embarrassing and affect a surprising number of people.  Excessive sweating occurs when the sweat glands work overtime, regardless of activity level or ambient temperature.  Botox injections can reduce sweat gland activity and bring relief.

Multiple Sclerosis:  MS is a debilitating degenerative disease with no known cure.  Patients experience agonizing pain daily and eventually lose much of their motor control.  Botox injections can reduce the pain and regain control of their bodies.

Cerebral Palsy:  This condition is caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls movement.  The damage can occur anytime from prior to birth, up to about age three.  Many patients with cerebral palsy experience excruciatingly painful muscle spasms.  Botox injected directly into the affected muscles can bring rapid and long-lasting relief.

Tremors: Uncontrollable shaking caused by a nerve disorder can show up in many parts of the body.  Botox has been found to be especially effective at treating tremors in the head and even vocal tremors.

These are just a few of the many different conditions Botox has been used to treat.  People are often amazed at just how big a difference Botox can make in their lives.

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