When we hear ‘Botox’, wrinkle treatments or non-surgical face lifts come to mind. What most of us do not know about this highly acclaimed cosmetic treatment is that it has a number of medical uses as well as some lesser known cosmetic uses. Let’s take a look at 6 surprising ways Botox can now be used for medical purposes:

Goodbye Migraine

Those who suffer from migraine know how this condition can take over the better of their otherwise happy peaceful life. Once a migraine is triggered, the agony and pain it brings is enough to wipe all hints of smile from the victim’s face. Botox injections can be used as a safe alternative to prevent chronic migraine if all other treatments become ineffective or result in side effects.

Overactive Bladder

Urinary incontinence affects more than 20% of people at any age during their lifespan.  The patients reported having the need to urinate frequently, especially at night when they have to wake up from sleep to use the toilet (a condition known as nocturia). In 2012, a research published in the journal “European Urology” showed that injecting Botox into the walls of bladder can help treat this problem effectively. However, like all Botox treatments, it is not a permanent solution for the problem.

Treatment for Muscle Spasms

Spasticity and multiple sclerosis are two medical conditions in which the patient suffers from stiff muscles and experiences loss of muscle control (overactive reflexes as well as involuntary movements and contractions of muscles). Botox injections are found to be useful to help stop muscles from contracting and twitching involuntarily.

No More Squinting and Eye Twitching

Squinting, also known as crossed eyes, is the condition in which both eyes cannot look towards an object together. Botox injection is injected in one of the eye muscles which weakens the injected area and let the eyes realign themselves.  Furthermore, eye twitching; a condition in which a person suffers from uncontrollable blinking of the upper lid, can be treated for several months with a Botox treatment.

Long-Term Cure For Bell’s Palsy

This is a condition in which one side of a person’s face droops because of nerve problems. Botox injections are found to be a long-term solution to relax these muscles.

Tennis Elbow

No, you don’t have to be a tennis player to suffer from this condition; anybody who participates in activities that require repetitive arm, wrist or elbow movement can suffer from it. It’s a painful condition in which a person feels intense pain in whole arm while performing routine tasks such as shaking hands or squeezing objects. Botox injections can reduce this painful condition in just a few sittings.

 

If you want to go under the spell of the magic wand that is a Botox injection, feel free to make an appointment with the best cosmetic expert in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County areas. Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Edward S. Kole at 215-315-7655. Dr. Kole personally performs all botox injections himself, not a technician.