Botox, a botulinum toxin, is commonly used to temporarily paralyze targeted facial muscles through a series of tiny injections into the face. Botox is approved by the FDA to fight wrinkles, especially in high-prone areas such as the forehead and the space between your eyebrows. When the muscles of the face become paralyzed, this prevents them from moving, preventing new wrinkles from forming or existing wrinkles to deepen.
However, the reach of Botox goes far beyond cosmetic uses. Botox has also been popularly used for the following conditions:
- Hyperhidrosis: Also known as excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis affects social events and self-confidence. Botox can be injected into the hands, feet and armpit area to eliminate excessive sweating. Although temporary, the treatment is effective and is a nice in between solution for those patients that can not fight sweat with antiperspirant but are not ready for surgery.
- Migraine Pain: If you suffer from migraines and oral medications are not effective, Botox injections can help alleviate your symptoms.
- Overactive Bladder: Botox has recently been approved to help improve the symptoms of overactive bladder conditions.
- Vocal Chord Issues: If sudden changes to your voice have taken you by surprise, Botox injections to the affected area may help reverse your symptoms.
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