Using Botox for much more than just cosmetic purposes

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

Botox is a popular, FDA approved treatment most commonly used to fade away wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox works by injecting a purified protein into the wrinkle, which will then paralyze the muscle causing it to stop contracting for about four months. It is minimally invasive, has no downtime and is a relatively fast treatment method.

What many people do not know, is that Botox can treat more than just wrinkles. Botox has also been shown to treat migraines, asthma and even depression.

Botox for Depression
Feeling sad? Having difficulty concentrating? Recent studies have shown that Botox can help with these depression symptoms. Patients with major depression were given Botox injections into the muscles of their foreheads. After only six weeks of treatment, patients’ signs of depression improved significantly.

Botox for Migraines
Sensitivity to light, throbbing sensations, severe pain and even sometimes nausea are common symptoms of chronic migraines. Patients who suffer from chronic migraines know that they can affect your quality of life. Patients normally need to be in a quiet, dark room until the migraine goes away. Studies have shown that migraines can be treated with a simple Botox injection and it is now FDA approved for treatment of chronic migraines.

Botox for Asthma
Almost 19 million people in the US carry a diagnosis of asthma. Recent study was conducted on a group of asthma patients and it showed that patients had a much easier time breathing when their vocal chords were treated with a Botox injection.

These studies have confirmed that Botox is more than just a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles; it can help improve, or even eliminate symptoms of diseases that are affecting millions of people.

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