Botox Uses for Eye Problems
Sometimes, abnormal muscle spasms or contractions
can affect the eye, causing eyelid twitches (known as blepharospasm) or misaligned eyes (known as strabismus). Botox
is approved for treating these conditions in people 12 years of age and older.
Using Botox for Severe Sweating
Sweating is a normal and necessary way for the body to cool itself. However, some people sweat more than is necessary. This is known medically as hyperhidrosis. While severe sweating may be caused by certain medications or medical conditions, it can also occur for no apparent reason (this is known as primary hyperhidrosis). Botox is approved to treat primary hyperhidrosis of the underarm that has not responded adequately to antiperspirants.
Using Botox for Chronic Migraines
Botox is approved for preventing chronic migraines
in adults. This is defined as 15 or more migraines
per month, with each migraine lasting four hours a day or more. Botox is not approved for treating less frequent migraines.
Each treatment session requires many injections (typically 31), and the treatment sessions should be repeated. For chronic migraine sufferers, the results may be well worth it.
Using Botox for Upper Limb Spasticity
Botox is approved for treating upper limb spasticity (muscle stiffness) in adults in the elbows, wrists, and fingers. This type of spasticity can occur due to several different causes, such as a stroke
, spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis
, or cerebral palsy. Upper limb spasticity can be painful and disfiguring, and can interfere with a person's daily life.