What Are The Medical Reasons For BOTOX Injections?
BOTOX® is primarily known as a popular aesthetic treatment to reduce facial aging signs, helping women and men look years younger. However, did you know it's not just for fine lines and wrinkles? BOTOX injections can be used to treat excessive sweating, neck or eye spasms, overactive bladder symptoms, and even migraines. Read on to learn more about BOTOX injections for medical reasons from board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek and the expert team at Aesthetic Body Solutions in Beverly Hills, CA. If you have additional questions, contact our office to schedule your BOTOX consultation today.
What are the medical reasons for BOTOX?
BOTOX is a neurotoxin that relaxes muscles to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It is an effective and safe anti-aging solution in small doses to tackle dynamic wrinkles created when we smile, frown, squint, or laugh. However, BOTOX injections can also treat a variety of medical conditions.
1. Overactive bladder
An overactive bladder contracts frequently or unexpectedly, causing patients to lose bladder control, and even have pain. Urologists can inject BOTOX into the bladder to help normalize urination and contract regularly.
Chronic migraines are severe headaches that can make individuals sensitive to light and noise, and feel nauseous. They can last all day and occur at least every other day. BOTOX injections with Dr. Prokupek can lessen the effects of chronic migraines and how often they occur.
3. Eyelid spasms
Blepharospasm, or eyelid muscle spasms, cause uncontrollable eye twitches, frequent blinking, watery eyes, or painful irritation. These eyelid muscle spasms can make it difficult to do daily activities or drive a car. BOTOX can relax eyelid muscles to relieve patients of this condition for several months at a time.
4. Cervical dystonia
This nerve disorder causes neck and shoulder muscles to contract or pull involuntarily. It leads to uncontrollable muscle tremors, head-turning or tilting, and even pain. BOTOX injections can relieve cervical dystonia symptoms, known as spasmodic torticollis, by relaxing the shoulder and neck muscles.
5. Upper limb spasticity
Upper limb spasticity is an upper arm condition where muscles involuntarily contract, causing patients to frequently experience stiff elbows, clenched fists, fingers, and uncontrollable arm movements. Different medical conditions can cause upper arm spasticities, such as cerebral palsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or traumatic injury to the brain or spinal cord. BOTOX injections into affected arm muscles can temporarily reduce the effects of this condition.
Strabismus, or "crooked eyes," is when unbalanced muscles around the eyes contract to pull one eye in an abnormal direction. It can lead to blurred vision, lack of depth perception, double vision, and eye soreness. BOTOX into the target area can relax overacting eye muscles to realign them and help with this condition. However, BOTOX injections are reserved for strabismus in adults and not in children.
7. Excessive sweating
BOTOX for hyperhidrosis can put a stop to excessive sweating. BOTOX injections can temporarily block nerve signals responsible for sweat glands from overproducing. It is commonly used in the armpits but is useful for the hands or groin area.
What does BOTOX do?
BOTOX is a purified strain of Botulinum toxin that can be highly effective when injected in small quantities into a targeted area. BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments administered every year to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. By relaxing facial muscles, it is challenging to perform repetitive movements, such as frowning, squinting, and furrowing the brow, which over time cause dynamic wrinkles. As a result, BOTOX is an anti-aging solution for women and men in their 40s or 50s to have a more youthful appearance. BOTOX is also helpful for individuals in their 20s or 30s by preventing wrinkles from forming in the first place.
BOTOX help in Beverly Hills, CA could be the answer
Whether you are just noticing facial signs of aging or want to take back your appearance and look years younger, BOTOX can help. To learn more about the medical or cosmetic benefits of this temporary solution, contact the knowledgeable team at Aesthetic Body Solutions in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your consultation with board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek. We look forward to helping you discover the power of BOTOX and how it can help.