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Botox Injections – Effective Option for Non-cosmetic Conditions Too

Posted Apr 04 2014 5:02am
In addition to facial rejuvenation benefits, Botox injections also have medical uses.

Botox injections can rejuvenate the face by providing temporary improvement of the severe lines between the eyebrows. Plastic surgeons administer the treatment to resolve aging conditions such as crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, vertical lip lines, wrinkles, frown lines, forehead furrows, drooping brows and other early signs of aging. According to the manufacturer, 8 out of 10 women achieved significant results in clinical trials. What many people do not know is that this prescription medicine has non-cosmetic applications too and can treat certain medical conditions.

Here are some medical conditions which can be treated with Botox injections.

* Cerebral palsy (CP) affects a specific part, half, or the entire body, causing involuntary movement or muscular spasms. The injected Botox reaches the contracting muscle to help resolve the condition.

* Strabismus is the lack of co-ordination between the extra ocular muscles of eyes and affects the alignment of the eyes. Botox weakens the muscles and reduce spasms, causing muscles on the other side of the eye to contract.

* Eye twitching is repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the upper eyelid. Botox injections reduce the contractions.

* Essential tremor is a nerve disorder which causes uncontrollable shaking of different parts of the body. The injections are found helpful to treat vocal and head tremors.

* Overactive sweat glands of the armpits are an uncomfortable condition. Botox treatment can be a remedy.

* Chronic migraines can last for 15 or more days. The FDA has approved Botox to treat this distinct and severe neurological disorder.

Botox is also used for treating increased muscle stiffness in adults in areas such as elbow, wrist, and finger muscles. It can also be effective in treating cervical dystonia characterized by abnormal head position pain and neck pain.

Whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, you should remember that Botox injections should be administered only by a trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon or physician.
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