Botox is famously known to help people "Say goodbye to wrinkles". It is an FDA approved drug that is considered safe if used in small amounts. Botox is derived from botulinum toxin which is considered to be one of the most deadly toxins known to man. This toxin continuously surprises the medical community for its seemingly endless applications.
The drug is used to treat a host of medical and cosmetic conditions (read our post on How Does Botox Work) but the drug is not without risks and side effects. Before using Botox, ensure you seek guidance from a licensed and professionally trained medical practitioner. Below we look at some of the uses of this wonder drug.
In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of onabotulinumtoxinA as a treatment for chronic migraines. It’s more commonly known as Botox-A or Botox. If other treatment options haven’t worked for you, it may be time to try Botox.
The uses of Botox
- Chronic migraines – in 2010 the FDA approved the use of Botox to treat chronic migraines. This was after a surgeon in Beverly Hills observed that patients who received Botox injections seldom complained of migraines. The drug was accepted by a few in the medical community though some doctors still question whether the drug works or if it is a placebo effect.
- Manage acne – Botox injections limit the oil production in the skin which effectively stops acne breakouts.
- Excessive underarm sweating – Botox has been used to limit the sweat glands from being too active which reduces sweating.
- Overactive bladder – Botox has been used to curb overactive bladders which makes patients have fewer trips to the toilet.
- Tighten jowls – Botox has been used to correct the jaw lines of patients who suffer from jaw related deformities.
- Severe neck spasms – in 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botox in treating a condition known as cervical dystonia which causes the victim to suffer unbearable neck pains
- Crossed eyes – since the 1970’s, Botox has been used to correct Strabismus which affects the position of the eyes.
- Get a temporary face-lift – Botox has been used by medical practitioners to give people temporary facelifts. It makes it easier to shape facial features and relax wrinkles around the face.
- Get rid of wrinkles around décolleté
- Make blowouts last – getting Botox injections around the forehead makes blowouts last as the scalp doesn't sweat.
- Mimic a nose job – Botox injections make it easier to shape the tip of the nose.
From all these uses we can see why the medical community is in awe over this wonder drug.
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