Posted August 14, 2018 in BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a go-to treatment for men and women who want to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that hinder their confidence and make them look older than they feel. While BOTOX® Cosmetic treats wrinkles and creases around the eyes and brows as well as around the lips, BOTOX® has many other non-cosmetic uses. Doctors and researchers have discovered numerous ailments that are FDA approved to be treated with BOTOX®.
Patients suffering from chronic migraines understand how debilitating these can be. From being unable to go to work, participate in the activities they love, or relax comfortably, these patients are limited in every aspect of their lives. BOTOX® provides needed relief for those suffering from chronic migraines. Candidates for this procedure experience more than 15 days of migraines a month; BOTOX® isn’t designed to treat less consistent headaches, and researchers find that the more headaches experienced per month, the better the results will be. BOTOX® for migraines works by being injected into the pain fibers that cause migraines. These injections relax the surrounding muscles and block the movement of pain signals. By blocking this transmission, the pain networks are never activated, and the migraines never start.
BOTOX® is also used to treat hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating of the underarms and palms. Excessive sweating can be detrimental to your confidence and emotional well-being. Those suffering from excessive sweating may feel like they need to hide and pull themselves back from participating in the things they enjoy, but BOTOX® can help correct that issue. BOTOX® blocks the transmission of chemical signals between the nerves and sweat glands, which prevents sweat from forming in those glands.
While BOTOX® Cosmetic addresses the wrinkles around the eyes, BOTOX® can also delve much deeper to provide relief for several other eye-related conditions such as blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking) and strabismus (crossed eyes). Once again, BOTOX® treats these conditions by blocking the chemical signals that create these disorders in the first place.
Muscle spasms, also known as dystonia, occur when chemical signals are sent from the brain to the muscles, instructing them to spasm. These spasms can affect areas on the face and neck and can result in both pain and annoyance. BOTOX® injections relax the afflicted muscle to block these chemical signals to relieve the spasms.
Having an overactive bladder is another condition that creates significant emotional stress. Having to worry about your bladder hinders you from fully experiencing your day. BOTOX® treats overactive bladders by calming the nerves responsible for stimulating the bladder muscles. This relaxation results in less frequent urination and increased comfort.
If you are interested in learning more about the many uses of BOTOX®, contact Dr. Messa today by calling his office at 877-250-8117 to set up a consultation.