The Surprising Uses of Botox

Of course we all know what made Botox famous — turning back the clock. Yes, this modern medical marvel has been smoothing wrinkles and firming skin for younger looking faces for decades! But, what we love about Botox is the never-ending uses that we keep discovering. Allergan, the company that owns Botox, holds close to 800 patents for potential uses of the drug! So yes, it smooths?wrinkles, but Botox does so much more. Check out a few of the ways it can help you look younger and feel healthier? Today!

Excessive Sweating?

Once patients treated for facial spasms were showing signs of sweating much less, it became clear of a new use for Botox. For people who sweat a lot, it’s called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, and you can use Botox to treat excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, or feet. No sweat!

Severe Neck Spasms?

We still find this one amazing. Way back in 2000, even before Botox was approved for fixing those pesky frown lines, the drug was treating a disorder called cervical dystonia. Patients who dealt with terrible neck pain and an abnormal head position could now get relief from their spasms.

Chronic Migraines?

Like the case with less sweating, it was seen that patients who came in for wrinkle smoothing were experiencing less headaches. So the scientists at Allergan tested the drug on patients who suffered through?chronic migraines, and in 2010, Botox was approved to treat this disorder. With just a few injections, patients can have relief from migraines for around three months.

Overactive Bladder?

In a?study?conducted by Dr. Linda?Brubaker (Dean and Chief Diversity Officer of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine) it was shown that close to 70% of women she treated with Botox went from five to three leaks a day. She believes it’s the most impactful treatment for overactive bladders on the market.


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