While Botox injections are most commonly known for minimizing the appearance of facial wrinkles, they can also be used to help treat a range of medical conditions. If you are uncertain about what Botox is used for and whether or not Botox injections will be beneficial for your specific needs, the team of experts from Bottle Service would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have, as well as refer you to a specialist to pursue therapeutic treatment options if necessary. If Botox injections are the right treatment option for you, we will even take care of filling out the insurance forms for you to submit for approval.
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Medical Uses for Botox
Some of the medical conditions that can be treated with Botox injections include:
If you experience migraines for more than 15 days in a month, Botox injections can be used to help reduce the frequency of your headaches. A specialist will inject Botox into the muscles in the neck and head approximately every 12 weeks to help prevent migraines from occurring as frequently and to lessen their effects.
Having an overactive bladder can lead to loss of bladder control, frequent urination, and the sudden and urgent need to urinate. Botox can be injected into the bladder using a cystoscope to help the bladder contract more regularly, normalizing urination needs.
Hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating occurs when nerves in the underarm trigger the glands that produce sweat. In certain cases, Botox can be injected into the muscles that are responsible for pushing sweat to the surface, minimizing the amount of sweat being produced.
Cervical dystonia causes muscles in the shoulders and neck to involuntarily pull, leading to uncontrollable head tilting and turning, pain, and muscle tremors. Injecting Botox into the neck and shoulder can help the muscles to relax and relieve the symptoms of this nerve disorder.
Strabismus or crooked eyes are caused by unbalanced muscles that contract and pull the eye in an abnormal direction, leading to crossed or misaligned eyes, blurred vision, double vision, eye soreness, and a lack of depth perception. By injecting Botox into the overacting eye muscle, the muscle will relax allowing the eyes to realign.
Blepharospasm or eyelid muscle spasms can cause frequent blinking, watery eyes, eye twitching, and pain or irritation. Botox can be injected into the eyelid muscles to help relieve the muscle twitches associated with blepharospasm for up to several months at a time.
Upper Limb Spasticity
Upper limb spasticity—often caused by nervous system conditions like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and injury to the brain or spinal cord—can cause arm muscles to involuntarily contract. Injecting Botox into the affected arm muscles can help reduce common effects of upper limb spasticity, such as constantly clenched fists, uncontrollable arm movements, and stiff elbows, fingers, and wrists.
If you would like to learn more about what Botox is used for, or if you are interested in our Botox treatment options, please contact Bottle Service at 403-488-3990.