Many people do not realize that Botox injections have many other medical benefits other than just aesthetic facial plastic surgery. People who suffer from a variety of nonlife-threatening medical conditions do often times opt-in for Botox treatments in order to help resolve a certain bodily issue that might be plaguing them for years. Let's go over some of the other areas that Botox has been know to help others other than reducing wrinkles in the face.

Botox Treatments For Migraine Headaches

In the early 90’s doctors discovered that patients using Botox on their forehead suddenly found themselves headache-free, or at least the pain was masked or blocked. Patients who complained about chronic headaches for years soon found themselves painless. Soon thereafter after clinical trials emerged and the theory was proven true. Headache treatments using Botox quickly became a treatment of choice for headache-stricken patients.

Botox Treatments For Excessive Sweating

Some people suffer from an excessive sweating problem known as hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating can lead to a variety of problems for individuals and Botox works in the sense that it blocks chemical signals sent from the nerves that control a person's bodily sweating. The glands are blocked from the signal sent thus reducing the amount of sweat the glands will produce in a human body.

Muscle Spasms & Botox Solutions

The Botox treatment really emerged from a muscle spasm treatment in the eye because it was carefully able to relax the muscle a bit and stop it from twitching. It wasn’t until the early 2000’s the FDA gave Botox a thumbs up to be able to be used from a cosmetic surgery standpoint. Some people suffer from a serious case of blepharospasm which is when the muscles around the eye twitch almost uncontrollably.

Botox was originally tested for a variety of other medical conditions before it found its way into the facial cosmetic surgery limelight. Over the years many patients have been able to really benefit from some of the other advantages Botox has been able to offer. Botox has become an all-around solution to treat a variety of different conditions a person endures.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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