The Wonder Drug: Botox

BOTOXSince being release on the market, Botox has gathered quite the name for itself. Known mostly for ridding people of forehead and eye wrinkles, Botox is praised by virtually every doctor everywhere. However, did you know that Botox can be used for so much more than just to treat face wrinkles. From migraines to TMJ, this article will discuss how much of a wonder drug Botox really is.

Migraines
If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know just how debilitating they can be. Migraines can cause individuals to black out, miss work, and agonize in pain. However, research has proven that Botox can help to alleviate migraines in individuals when administered every 12 weeks into the scalp or forehead. By essentially paralyzing the muscles in the forehead, Botox works to alleviate any pressure that may cause migraines.

TMD
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD,  is a disorder that affects millions of Americans. By causing your jaw to swell and tighten, TMD can make simple everyday tasks like chewing and even talking to become painful. However, as approved by the FDA, Botox can be used to treat TMD. Because TMD is highly attributed to stress and tension building up in the jaw, Botox works to relax and calm the jaw muscles— leaving patients feeling calm and comfortable.

Overactive Bladder
We’ve all joked with our parents and grandparents about them getting older and having to use Depends. And although it might be funny at the time, overactive bladder disorder affects people of all ages and is quite serious. Botox, as you may have guessed, can actually ehlp to relax your overactive bladder and give you your bladder functionality back.

As you can see, Botox really is a wonder drug. From helping with migraines to calming an overactive bladder, Botox can help aid individuals with all sorts of problems. And although primarily used for cosmetic reasons, it’s interesting to know that it can be used for medical reasons as well.

To learn more about the cosmetic benefits of Botox or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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