You probably already know that injectable products can smooth your wrinkles and help you look younger and fresher. However, you might not have heard about the many medical uses for Botox. At Vibrant Dermatology & Skinbar MD, located in Dedham, Massachusetts, and serving the Boston, Dedham, Westwood, Norwood, Canton, Sharon, Milton, Walpole, Foxboro, and Needham areas, we can use this injectable product to address excessive sweating, migraines, and other medical issues.
What Medical Conditions Is Botox Used For?
Chronic migraines can cause you to miss work, struggle to care for your children, and have difficulty engaging in hobbies and activities that you used to enjoy. Fortunately, the FDA has approved this injectable product for the purpose of improving chronic migraines that cause you to have headaches on fifteen or more days per month.
This treatment is a great way to reduce your headaches and enjoy a higher number of pain-free days. Medical professionals have provided more than three million of these injectable treatments to people who suffer from chronic migraines.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition that occurs when you develop problems with sweating on your back, hands, armpits, and other locations on your body. When this condition has no known cause, it is known as primary focal hyperhidrosis or idiopathic hyperhidrosis. If this condition is associated with menopause, diabetes, gout, or other medical issues, it is called secondary generalized hyperhidrosis.
This product is a great way to reduce hyperhidrosis. When we inject your target area with this product, your sweating is likely to improve for about six months. We can use these injections to reduce sweating on your hands, feet, underarms, face, and scalp.
One of the medical uses for Botox is treating crossed eyes. This condition, also known as strabismus, occurs when each of your eyes looks in different directions. This issue can cause you to lose your depth perception or develop double vision. Injecting this product into your eye muscles can be a good way to alter the behavior of your eyes and correct your vision.
Abnormal Muscle Spasms
The medical uses for Botox also include improving abnormal muscle spasms in your face and neck. For example, cervical dystonia is a condition that occurs when the muscles in your neck involuntarily contract. These movements can cause your head to twist, turn, and move forward and backward.
This injectable product can be used to reduce these involuntary muscle movements and improve your quality of life. The results of your injections are likely to last for a couple of months.
Improve Your Health
Eliminating wrinkles and smoothing your skin isn’t the only way that this cosmetic treatment can enhance your life. This injectable treatment can treat frustrating medical conditions in a minimally invasive way. These medical uses for Botox include reducing sweating, improving chronic migraines, and treating crossed eyes. Give us a call today to see if Botox is right for you!