Originally approved for the treatment of medical conditions, the uses of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) have exploded into a number of other non-medical indications. This amazing molecule has made the treatment of these and other medical conditions so simple and effective that it is fast becoming the treatment of choice allowing patients to avoid major surgery and the use of lifelong drugs.
Our doctor is a specialist in the use of Botox for the treatment of the MEDICAL CONDITIONS below:
- Migraine Headaches
- Cervical Dystonia
- Excessive Sweating Palms and Underarms
(For Cosmetic Botox please go to our Aesthetic page)
Migraine Headaches are known to occur as a result of tension in the neck and supporting muscles of the head, using Botox to decrease the tone of these muscles has been clinically proven in a number of medical studies to improve not only the severity of migraines but also the frequency of attacks.
Children and adults who embarrassingly suffer from a “Squint” or “cross eye” have up until the advent of Botox had no alternative apart from surgery to correct their problem. Botox has been revolutionary in helping these people have normal looking eyes.
Uncontrolled twitching of the eyelids afflicts many people and not only results in a number of eye conditions but also significant awkwardness for the sufferer. Thanks to Botox this condition does not need to afflict anyone any longer.
If you ever slept awkwardly and woken up with a stiff neck which was to painful and tight that moving it was impossible, then you have suffered from Cervical Dystonia or “torticollis”. Treating this condition was notoriously difficult as it involved the use of potent muscle relaxants which are extremely sedating and habit forming and was therefore used very stringently by doctors, with minimal success. Botox offers is definitive solution which safely and effectively treats this condition with a few simple injections.
Overbite and grinding teeth are as a result of a large temporomandibular muscle. This condition is self-perpetuating as it only gets progressively worse over time as the muscle gets larger and larger the more the overbite occurs. Left unattended these patients end up with a number of problems such as severe headaches TMJ (Lower Jaw) Arthritis and tooth loss. A couple of painless Botox injections is all it takes to solve this menacing problem.
Excessive Sweating Palms and Underarms
For some people, sweating can go into overdrive. Severe underarm sweating, also known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, is a condition in which the body sweats more than it has to in order to regulate body temperature.2 The severity of the condition is based on the extent it interferes with your daily activities.
Botox is a safe treatment option for heavy sweating in the form of injections to the affected areas. Botox is FDA-approved for treating excessive sweating of the underarms, but doctors also use it on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet to help control excessive sweating.
Botox works by preventing the release of a chemical that signals the sweat glands to activate. You may need to have several Botox injections, but the results can last for almost a year.