Most people know about the benefits of using Botox to eliminate or reduce wrinkles and lines. A lesser-known fact is that Botox has several other uses, including treating common medical conditions. As a neurotoxin, Botox can temporarily relax muscles and prevent nerves from sending signals to the brain. The following are conditions that Botox is FDA-approved to treat:
Botox injections can help prevent this condition by not allowing your body to release the chemical that causes sweating.
For people with chronic migraines, Botox may help ease the frequency and intensity of their headaches. It prevents pain receptors near the injection site from sending pain signals to the brain.
Botox may treat those who experience bladder leaks or overactive bladder when other medications are ineffective.
Involuntary eye twitching is another common condition that Botox may treat. It may also be effective in treating crossed eyes.
Whether spasms occur in the limbs or the neck, Botox injections can help prevent any unwanted movement or pain in these areas.
A certified injector may use Botox to treat additional, off-label conditions.