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Medical Uses for Botox

If you’ve been reading the blog, you know about Botox treatments for fine lines and wrinkles. You probably have also seen us write about how Botox can reduce excessive sweating, and even ease the pain of migraines. Beyond that, there are other medical uses for Botox that may surprise you.

Botox for Crossed Eyes

Botox has been FDA approved as  a treatment for strabismus, better known as crossed eyes, as well as diplopia (blurred vision). The neurotoxins in Botox prevent signals being sent from the nerves to the muscles. This allows the muscles “pulling” the eyes together to relax

Overactive Bladder

Another newer medical use for Botox includes treatment for frequent urination and overactive bladder. Again, when the symptoms are related to an “overfiring” of signals from nerves to muscles, Botox help to paralyze those interactions temporarily, until new nerve – muscle connections can be made.

While Botox Cosmetic continue to be a leader in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, it has proven over and over again to be not only a safe cosmetic treatment, but has proven to provide a safe reliable treatment for a variety of ailments that improves our daily lives.

As always, it’s important to get good advice on your specific cosmetic or medical situation from a qualified medical professional. Schedule a FREE initial consultation to discuss your needs and questions before scheduling any procedure.

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