Botox is a popular treatment for wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions. In the past 30 years, Botox has been used to treat overactive bladder, severe neck spasms, scalp sweating, deep glabellar lines, poor circulation, and even depression. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox for nine medical conditions and several cosmetic conditions, Allergan, the company that owns Botox, has about 800 more patents for possible uses of the drug. For overactive bladder, Dr. Linda Brubaker, Dean and Director of Diversity at Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Loyola University found that about 70% of women treated with Botox reported about three leaks a day, compared to the average of five leaks a day at the start of the study.
Botox can also be injected into the lower cheeks on each side of the face to soften the effects of the muscles and create a more contoured lower appearance and a slimmer, more symmetrical profile. Using Botox injections in the stomach to lose weight is nothing new according to Dr. Matthew Schulman, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York. A recent study showed that the toxin can help obese people lose weight by blocking a nerve that controls the feeling of hunger. Although two-thirds of participants lost up to 17% of their body weight during the first year, one-third did not. Botox injections are not 100% safe in the stomach, where paralysis of the muscles and vagus nerve can lead to bloating, vomiting, digestive problems and respiratory problems.
Like Botox injections in the facial area, the results are temporary and will require maintenance approximately every six months. Do you want to stop excessive sweating of the head and extend the duration of your blowout? Introduce Scalp Botox! Typical patients require between 150 and 200 injections to cover the entire area according to Dr. Broumand. Most patients don't ask for the entire scalp. In case of deep glabellar lines, a combined treatment with Botox and fillers or threads is recommended to achieve both the filling of the folds and the relaxation of the muscles. Even before Botox was approved for expression lines between the eyebrows in 2002, Allergan obtained approval of the drug in 2000 for use in the treatment of a disorder called cervical dystonia which is characterized by abnormal head position and neck pain intense. Botox can also be injected into a person's hand to relax the muscles surrounding constricted blood vessels, improving circulation.
Careful placement of Botox injections on both sides of the nose can reduce the appearance of these lines. Although many experts remain skeptical, early trials suggest that Botox may relieve symptoms in people with depression. Botox injected into the armpit can bring sweating back to normal levels and change lives. The FDA required that Botox carry a black box warning -the strongest type of warning label on any drug- warning that it has been linked to serious side effects. Although Botox is generally considered safe if used in small amounts and administered by a licensed professional, it is not without risk.