At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re proud to provide Botox services to clients with a wide range of youth and beauty desires. As one of the most popular and recognizable names in the cosmetics market, Botox can have profound effects on how young and energetic you look.
Did you know, however, that Botox has numerous uses outside the medical spa as well? Let’s look at a few of the several other ways this excellent product can benefit people.
Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating affects more people than you might think. Botox, however, can be used to block the signals the brain is sending to the sweat glands – much like it blocks neural signals to the face to help smooth fine lines or wrinkles. Injections are generally done in affected areas, such as the armpits, face, hands or feet.
Muscle Spasms and Multiple Sclerosis
Once again, Botox can be used for conditions that relate to uncontrolled muscles and neurological impulses. It can decrease spasticity for conditions like multiple sclerosis, and can help stop muscles from twitching or contracting.
Bell’s palsy is a condition caused by nerve issues that leads to one side of the face being droopy. Botox can help relax tight muscles or remove facial twitching, which can help with symptoms of this condition.
Squinting or Crossed Eyes
Botox can also help with strabismus, a condition where people often squint or have crossed eyes. Botox can be injected into the eye, weakening the muscle and allowing the eyes to re-align themselves properly.
Tremors or Shakes
Essential tremor is a nerve disorder that leads to tremors or shaking, possibly in several different areas of the body. In cases where these tremors are found in the head or vocal chords, Botox has been shown to be effective in limiting symptoms.