Think Botox is Just for Wrinkles? Think Again!

Ever since it was approved by the FDA over 20 years ago, people have been relying upon Botox injections to treat moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines. While this is intended use for this cosmetic procedure, it can also be used for to treat a number of different problems.

The following is a look at some of the other, less commonly known, ways Botox can be used. All of these methods are either currently FDA approved or are listed as intended uses for this cosmetic procedure.

Provide Relief to Migraine Sufferers

Receiving injections of this cosmetic procedure in very specific areas on the face has been proven to be a very successful treatment for migraine sufferers. Migraine sufferers who have injections placed in the forehead, shoulders, and temple reported a dramatic decrease in the amount of severe headaches that occurred.

Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder can be treated with medication, but it doesn’t always work. People who find medication is not working, or it isn’t working as well as they would like may be able to find relief with the help of Botox injections.

This cosmetic procedure can treat the symptoms of overactive bladder in individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Symptoms that can be treated include frequent urination, feeling the need to urinate, or experiencing occasional leakage.

Treatment for Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

Some individuals have sweat glands that produce an excessive amount of sweat. This is a condition known as hyperhidrosis. There are very few treatment options available for people who suffer from hyperhidrosis, but receiving injections for this cosmetic procedure may be one of them.

Injections can be placed directly into the sweat gland. When this is done it creates a blockage that will dramatically reduce the amount of sweat the body creates. This blockage will hold for up to six months and allow people who suffer from hyperhidrosis to find relief.

Discuss Botox with a Local Doctor at New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center

If you are interested in learning more about how this cosmetic procedure can help you, it is best to speak with a local doctor who specializes in cosmetic services. People who live in the St. Louis area can visit the doctors at New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center.

New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center has several locations throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area. Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss this cosmetic procedure with one of our doctors.