Botox injections are primarily known for their ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. However, they can also be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as neck spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and lazy eye. In addition, Botox injections can help prevent chronic migraines. Botox is the trade name for a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, and there are other brands such as Dysport and Xeomin.Botox's primary use is to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
It is also approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraines, overactive bladders, eyelid twitching, and strabismus or squinting eyes. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure in the entire country.In addition to its cosmetic uses, Botox can also be used to treat muscle-related conditions. For example, it has been used successfully to relieve spasticity related symptoms of cerebral palsy. Dr.
Linda Brubaker, Dean and Director of Diversity at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, has seen great success with using Botox to treat overactive bladder. In one study she conducted, about 70% of women who treated with Botox reported about three leaks a day, compared to the average of five leaks a day at the start of the study.Although Botox is generally considered safe if used in small quantities and administered by a licensed professional, there are still risks associated with its use. Mitchell Brin, Senior Vice President of Drug Development at Allergan and Chief Scientific Officer of Botox, warns that more research is needed to understand how Botox works and whether it is safe for all health problems before using unauthorized balloons.In addition to its medical uses, Botox can also be used for cosmetic purposes. For example, it can be used to improve the aesthetics of your lower face by improving your lips.
If you are interested in learning more about the additional cosmetic uses of Botox and whether or not your specific aesthetic needs can be met with Botox injections, contact Bridgetown Aesthetics for a free consultation.