Botox is widely known for its use in cosmetic procedures for skin firming and skin smoothing, but not everyone knows that there are tons of other health and wellness uses for Botox. Alongside cosmetic procedures, the health benefits of Botox are outstanding. Here are a couple FDA approved medical uses for Botox:
Botox for migraines is a newer concept in the last couple of decades after Dr. William J Binder found that his Botox patients claimed to suffer from fewer headaches after their Botox treatment. Generally if you are getting migraine Botox treatment then you will get anywhere from 31 injections to a little bit higher, and they are injected on your head and neck and generally last for around three months.
Although this may seem like a cosmetic issue, there is actually a condition called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis that causes extreme sweating. Not only can this be humiliating, but it can also cause stress and social anxiety. Physicians that were administering Botox noticed reports that their patient’s faces were perspiring much less after Botox treatment. Because of this, the FDA approved Botox treatment for this condition in 2004. Not only is it used for excessive armpit sweating, but also for sweaty hands and feet.
Many women suffer from an overactive bladder postpartum and some even deal with leakage around five time per day. Botox can offer relief from leaks by relaxing the muscles that are constantly contracting in the bladder so that the leaks are more few and far between.
Other off-label uses that are currently not FDA approved but are under trials, are the use of Botox for abnormal heartbeats, depression, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), severely cold hands, cleft lip scars, and neck and jaw spasms.
Coming soon, Oahu Spine & Rehab will be offering Botox in Kailua to our patients! We are excited to utilize the amazing cosmetic and health and wellness benefits of Botox right here in our windward side integrated health center. With the combination of our medical team and our physical therapists, we will have the best information and treatment plans available for you whether you are looking to use Botox for wrinkles or for your health. If you would like more information or to make an appointment at OSR, call 488-5555.