Several Amazing Uses of Botox

Posted on September 26, 2011 by Ella Fedonenko

Most people have heard of Botox being used as a way to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. What people may be surprised to learn is that in fact, Botox has many other uses as well. Here are three amazing uses of Botox- all of which have been approved by the Food and Drug Association (FDA).

1. Migraines:
Migraines are extremely painful, and for the many people who suffer from chronic migraines, migraines can be debilitating and lead to loss in the ability to work and socialize. Studies have found that injecting Botox into the forehead of people with chronic migraines can actually help to prevent these migraines!

2. Urinary Incontinence:
The inability to control one’s bladder is a serious problem for people with certain neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis and people who have severe spinal cord injuries. These people have no control over the muscles in their bladder, which is sometimes referred to as having an “overactive” of the bladder. Fortunately, the FDA has just approved the use of Botox to help treat this condition. By injecting Botox into the bladder of people affected with this type of condition, they are able to decrease their urinary incontinence.

3. Muscle Spasms:
People who have had strokes or other types of traumatic brain injuries are sometimes afflicted with muscle spasticity, which causes stiffness and tightness of the affected muscles. This can not only be very painful, but it can also make daily tasks such as brushing your teeth or tying your shoelaces very difficult. Studies have found, however, that injecting Botox into the muscles of the elbow, wrist, and fingers of those who suffer from spasticity of the muscles can actually be quite effective at providing relief.

Clearly Botox is not only an effective cosmetic treatment, but it also has many other beneficial uses that have been FDA improved- Botox can treat migraines, urinary incontinence, and even muscle spasms!

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