Botulinum toxin, popularly known as Botox, is used for various cosmetic and medical procedures.
Most people know about Botox because of its ability to create more youthful faces, but few people realize that there is much more to it. The use of Botox has been studied and documented for over 20 years, and its unique ability to treat a variety of medical problems is now being recognized.
One of the most frequent non-cosmetic uses of Botox is to treat muscle spasticity. Muscle spasms may be the result of damage from a stroke, traumatic injury, cerebral palsy, or disk disease. In each of these scenarios, the tightness of a muscle group limits mobility or causes pain. Botox helps relax the muscle, often with dramatic improvements.
As people who have experienced it will tell you, migraines are a serious and painful problem. Luckily, Botox prevents many of these persistent headaches and decreases the overall frequency of them.
This is a condition in which there is a lack of simultaneous coordination between the extraocular muscles of the eyes, causing an outward gaze abnormality and problems with binocular vision including depth perception.
Botox is one of the options for medical treatment. It is injected into the more dominant extraocular muscle causing muscular paralysis, evening out the muscle balance on the affected eye.
Botox helps reduce spasms and make the facial muscle movements as optimal as possible. With these injections, the patient is likely to see a reduction in facial drooping and an improvement in control functions. Typically, the injections must be repeated every three to six months depending on the severity of the Bell´s palsy.
For some people, the human response that provides cooling for the body is abnormally active. This can have significant social and professional implications. Because dealing with heavy sweating can cost a lot of time and money, Botox makes a good option. Transmission to the sweat glands can be efficiently interrupted by Botox, and the results may last as long as six months. For many, this is a life-altering treatment.
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