For many years now, botox has been one of the top anti-aging treatments around the world. Men and women have been using it to reduce wrinkles and refresh their appearance. But botox is not just for wrinkles, it can be used to address several other medical issues. This article explores how botox can help with more than just wrinkles.
Botox is a powerful neurotoxin that is used to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. It works by interrupting the normal flow of communication between the nerves and the muscles, causing the muscles to relax.
Botox is also used to treat:
- Hyperhidrosis: People who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the underarms are often unable to find relief with conventional medicines. The problem is due to the malfunctioning of the glands that regulate sweat throughout the body. Botox is injected directly into the affected skin to alleviate hyperhidrosis.
- Eye spasms: Before botox because known in the anti-aging world, it was used to treat muscles spasms around the eyes. The benefits of botox as a skin rejuvenation solution were only realized as a side effect of being used to stop eye spasms.
- Migraines: Botox has also been used to successfully treat migraines. Plastic surgeons inject botox into the forehead to relieve the pain, and reduce the muscle tension caused by migraines.
- Arthritic Pains: Recent studies carried out also indicate that botox can be used to relieve arthritic pains, especially in the knee, shoulder, and hip.
Find out more about how botox can help with more than just wrinkles, by contacting the Center for Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery, Lighthouse Point, FL. Call (954) 786-5353 to schedule an appointment with Michael Loeffler, MD. Dr. Loeffler not only takes care of your ocular health, he also provides Botox treatments.