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Medical Uses of Botox

The usefulness of Botox was discovered in the 1950s when scientists accidentally discovered that by injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into muscles decreased their activity for a period of up to 3 to 4 months. The main use of Botox is cosmetic in nature, but many medical uses have been found for it. One of its well-known medical uses is the treatment of migraines. If you suffer from migraines that last at least four hours at a time for 12 days out of the month, you might want to try Botox in Chicago to see if you can get some relief that way.

Urinary Incontinence

Overactive bladders affect the quality of life for many women over the age of 40 and Botox can be a godsend for them. Injections that are placed directly into the bladder’s walls have been very successful in treating what is a debilitating condition. People who are treated with Botox have a great success rate, and can go without symptoms for up to six months.

MS and Bell’s Palsy

Botox treatments in Chicago can also be used to help lessen the severity of the spasticity that comes with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis. It can also be used to stop twitches that come along with certain conditions. Bell’s palsy is another condition in which Botox can be useful by relaxing the facial muscles have become too tight and pull one side of the face of into a grimace.

Treating a Squint

Botox can be used to treat a squint or crossed eyes by injecting it into the muscle of one of the eyes. This weakens that muscle for a period of time, hopefully one long enough to allow the eyes to realign themselves. If you or one of your loved ones suffers from any of these conditions, call and schedule a consultation with Chicagoland Aesthetics.

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