Here at our office, Dr. Rick Silverman offers Botox to help patients soften fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes and forehead. However, across the nation, other medical providers are using Botox to treat medical concerns such as chronic migraines. And although Dr. Silverman only does Botox for cosmetic reasons, let’s take a closer look at three different things that Botox has been approved for by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As previously mentioned, Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat patients who suffer from chronic migraines. When administered every 12 weeks, Botox has been shown to help prevent headaches and migraines before they even start.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
Having enough sweat under your arms to soak through your shirt is not something that anybody wants. If you suffer from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, then Botox can help you find some relief. Botox works by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands, which in turn leaves you with less to sweat about and more to enjoy.
Wetting your pants as an adult isn’t exactly something that you want to brag about. If you suffer from a condition called overactive bladder, then you may be surprised to learn that Botox can help. When injected into the bladder muscle, Botox can make it so you are able to control your bladder leakage easier.
Botox isn’t just seen as a miracle worker because of its ability to take years off of your face, but it can also help with these medical concerns. Even though Dr. Silverman only uses Botox for cosmetic concerns, it’s still fun to learn about what else it can do. After all, if Botox can help treat an overactive bladder, there’s no doubt that it can help you get rid of your crows feet. To schedule your next Botox cosmetic consultation, contact our office and call us at (617) 965-9500.