Botox has been a game changer in the world of Aesthetic Medicine and is now gaining additional popularity as a legitimate non-invasive treatment to certain medical conditions. With over 6.7 million successful procedures logged in 2016, that number is sure to escalate over time as Botox continues to explode in popularity. Sure, Botox has always been the “go to injectable” when it comes to smoothing facial lines to create a younger and more youthful appearance; but, did you know that Botox can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions many of which can be covered by your health insurance provider?
Botox is a neurotoxin that causes temporary muscle paralysis by “blocking” the communication between nerves and muscles. The following is a list of medical conditions that have been successfully treated using a regular regimen of Botox Injections. Best Botox Atlanta.
1. Eyelid Spasms
Eyelid spasms (blepharospasms) occur when there is an abnormal misfiring of neurons coming from the part of the brain that controls eye movements. Botox “blocks” the receptors from communicating with these neurons, which causes those eyelid muscles to relax and the spasms to cease.
2. Crossed Eyes
This condition can be either congenital or it can occur from trauma and, until now, has been largely treated with formal surgery. Botox is the non-invasive alternative when it comes to treating this condition and has been met with encouraging results. People who wish to pass on the surgery route are the perfect candidates for this procedure.
3. Vocal Fold Spasms
Abnormal signals coming from the brain can affect the vocal folds and make one’s speaking voice sound overly strained, unstable, and/or hoarse. The simple ability to communicate is compromised resulting in frustration, stress, and embarrassment. Botox Injections into the vocal folds helps remedy this condition, which is very often a positive life changing experience for the patient.
Overactive salivary glands can be successfully treated with Botox. With several injections into the salivary glands, Botox will paralyze the nerves which will cause them to produce less saliva.
5. Abnormal Sweating
Botox has been proven to be very successful in treating many instances of Hyperhidrosis (abnormal sweating). Simple injections into the affected area will cause the sweat glands to lessen their production of perspiration often resulting in a positive life changing experience for the patient and without the need for surgery.
6. Migraine Headache
Botox is now FDA Approved for the treatment of Migraine Headaches! This is an absolute milestone for migraine headache sufferers. By injecting the areas related to headache pain, those muscles relax and the headaches vanish.
About Casey Powell PA
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