Today, Botox injections are not only used for treating wrinkles, but also for treating a variety of disorders starting from migraine headaches to facial paralysis.
What Is Botox?
It is a protein derived from botulinum toxin that is commonly known for enhancing facial aesthetics such as wrinkles at forehead and crow’s feet.
Although, it is a lesser known fact, that there are some of the incredible medical uses of Botox as well. Some of them are migraine headaches and to treat Bell’s palsy, which may involve the clumsy movement of the face.
Here are five incredible medical uses of Botox that you can’t ignore:
People who have Migraine pain can experience light sensitivity, hours of nausea, and intense pain in their head, including scalp muscles.
Botox is something doctors recommend nowadays to get rid of this type of headache. It may involve the areas like the base of the head and the temples on the back of the neck. Another important area may be a glabellar area or between your brows.
Furthermore, according to stats, Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA) is one of the best therapeutic alternative practices to treat chronic migraines which help to reduce the intensity and frequency of these headaches.
Bell’s palsy is a sort of facial nerve paralysis that causes drooping of one half. Bell’s palsy can be caused due to stimulation of specific cranial nerve that can occur during pregnancy, case of diabetes, or certain viruses such as Lyme disease.
However, Bell’s palsy is mostly temporary; Dr. Azizzadeh will help you in relaxing the paralyzed facial muscle by evaluating each patient. He will work with his patient to take out the best way to provide positive results in treating Bell’s palsy.
Hypersalivation or Drooling
Botox, which may commonly be administered by ENT specialized doctors, they can treat drooling or hypersalivation with a few injections into the salivary glands.
Strabismus or Crossed Eyes
Crossed eyes or strabismus can occur from trauma, like blunt trauma to the eye area, or it may be a congenital childhood issue. While it can also be treated with surgery, but sometimes people receive Botox first to relax the muscles and to observe the immediate results.
However, if anyone doesn’t want to go for surgery, then Botox can relax their eye muscles for a longer time as well.
Thyroid Eye Disease
People with hyperthyroidism — a type of disorder in which the body has an overactive thyroid — can lead to lower their eyelids entirely.
This condition specifically called thyroid eye disease.
This can result in the tightening of eyelids, giving an appearance of bulging or retracted eyes. People with such disorder are unable to bring their eyelid down enough to protect the outer surface, which can result in dry eyes and irritation. With Botox, it helps in relaxing the tightened muscles and allows them to open against gravity.
Botox comes with some incredibly visible results, but the results can be temporary. The results also differ from person to person with Botox and other drugs made from botulinum toxin (Dysport, Xeomin or Myobloc).
Usually, the drug shreds off after a specific time interval in the case for cosmetic as well as medical purposes. Thus, Botox can be a temporary solution among its many different uses.
It is advisable to discuss entire options with your specialist or a doctor before deciding whether or not it is the correct treatment for you.