Botulinum toxin type A, better known as simply Botox, is well-known as an effective way to treat the signs of aging. But his popular cosmetic enhancer isn’t just used to make patients look younger. It’s also a powerful treatment for a number of medical conditions.
In 1992, Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Dr. William Binder discovered a new migraine treatment after several patients noted fewer headaches following a Botox injection. The Food and Drug Administration approved Botox for migraine treatment in 2010. Since then, many migraine sufferers have found significant relief for their symptoms.
Sweating is quite common among Mississippians during long, hot summer days. But you could have a condition called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis if your underarms are constantly drenched in sweat even in cooler temperatures. Botox became an approved treatment in 2004.
Some medical experts consider Botox to be one of the best treatments for an overactive bladder. The downside? Too much Botox can “shut down” the bladder requiring the use of a catheter for relief as a result.
Eyelid spasms cause excessive twitching or drooping of the eyelid. Botox has been an FDA-approved treatment for this condition since 1989. Botox acts as a nerve blocker and temporarily paralyzes the overactive muscles.
Botox is an alternative treatment for people who want to avoid corrective surgery. It’s also a great option for people who want to “preview” the results of surgery before going under the knife.
Bell’s palsy is a temporary paralysis of facial nerves that causes a droopy appearance. Botox is used to relax the paralyzed muscle to help recovery.
Botox is now available by appointment at EliteCare. Dial or text 662-348-3342 to request an appointment and learn more about the many ways Botox can help you.