Though many Botox recipients seek the procedure for cosmetic reasons, Botox can be used to treat medical conditions, as well. Since its invention in the 1980s, Botox has completely revolutionized the cosmetic industry while also providing life-changing aid to people with migraines, muscle spasms, and more.
Are you considering Botox for a cosmetic treatment or medical procedure? You may be able to gain more from your appointment than you think! Here are some of the most surprising conditions that Botox can treat.
Also known as crossed eyes, this disorder affects about 4% of the U.S. population and can significantly affect self-confidence and quality of life. Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat this condition.
Premature ejaculation issues affect a large portion of American men, but there are very few widely accepted treatments for the condition. Allergan, a major pharmaceutical company, is currently testing the effects of Botox treatments in penis muscle relaxation and ejaculation delay.
Pediatric Cleft Lip Scars
Nearly 4,500 babies are born with a cleft lip in the U.S. each year. Though the surgery to correct a cleft lip is common, many babies are left with visible scars. The use of Botox to reduce the appearance of these scars is currently being tested by doctors across the country.
Botox is FDA-approved to treat severe chronic neck spasms, also known as cervical dystonia. This condition can cause patients to have intense neck pain and abnormal positioning of the head.
Pain During Sex
Pelvic muscle spasms and intense vaginal contractions are some of the most common causes of pain during sex for women. Botox can help to soothe these muscles with injections every few months, allowing women to have a much more relaxed experience.
Allergan is a frontrunner in the exploration of abnormal heartbeat treatment using Botox. Applied by injection after open-heart surgery, Botox can help to relax the muscles of the heart and improve cardiovascular health.
Many people who have blood vessel constriction experience uncomfortably cold hands and feet. Botox can be injected into these areas to ease the tension of the muscles surrounding these blood vessels, increasing circulation.
Studies have shown that facial expressions can have a significant effect on mood. Therefore, the use of Botox to hold facial expressions in place has been seen to ease depression symptoms over time.
Botox has proven to be a beneficial treatment for women that suffer from bladder leakage. Due to the tightening of loose muscles, it can bring relief for bladder hyperactivity.
Want to learn more about what Botox can do for you? Contact us at the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center to find out more about our Botox treatments.