Botox injections are widely used in cosmetic treatments as well as for many other treatments. Botox injections are commonly used for the following purposes.
The primary use of Botox injections is to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles. Certain signals (muscle contracting signals) from the nerves are blocked by Botox injections that cause muscles to relax.
Treatment of cervical dystonia:
Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis) is characterized by involuntary muscle contraction of the neck that causes the head to twist or turn on one side. Botox is helpful in pain reduction and to reduce the severity of the abnormal head position.
Treatment of Chronic Migraine:
Chronic migraine is defined as having at least 15 headache days a month, with at least 8 days of having headaches with migraine features, for more than 3 months. Only FDA approved medicine for chronic migraine is Botox. Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld (Director of The Headache Center of Southern California) says:“The more frequent the headaches, the better the patient does with Botox,”
Hyperhidrosis is excessive and abnormal sweating. Sometimes, sweating is so much that it soaks through clothes. Hyperhidrosis not only disrupts social activities but also causes embarrassment and social anxiety. Botox is an FDA-Approved treatment option for hyperhidrosis and results in an 82–87% reduction in sweating.
Treatment of Amblyopia (lazy eye):
Amblyopia (lazy eye) is a vision disorder in which the brain fails to process the signal from one eye and favors the other eye over time. Botox injections are used under or around the eyes to treat Amblyopia. Botox injections are FDA-approved for eye treatment and ensure the safety of the eye as it is a sensitive organ.
Treatment of Eye twitching:
Eye twitching is normal if it goes away within a week or two. Stress, fatigue, and sleeplessness can cause eye twitching. If eye twitching becomes severe, one should consult the ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists use Botox injection in the treatment of eyelid twitching as well as for other eye problems. For example, Excessive tearing of eyes or dry eyes.
Treatment of Bladder dysfunction:
In this condition, patients complain about urinary incontinence that is caused by an overactive bladder. Botox is injected in the bladder which relaxes the muscles and patient can get more time to go to the bathroom when he/she feels to urinate.
Treatment of leg spasticity:
Spasticity is muscle tightening. It is painful in severe conditions and causes muscle stiffness around the joint. It can also produce painful and uncontrollable spasm of extremities (usually lower extremities). FDA Approves Botox for Lower Limb Spasticity. It reduces the stiffness in ankle and toe muscles in adults with lower limb spasticity.