Most people are familiar with Botox treatments and their popular use in maintaining a youthful appearance. Botox, however, has several other uses that frequent customers swear by. Botox injections can help treat various problems from those of a physical nature to an emotional one. The beauty therapy has been found to be an effective pain management solution for various body ailments, as well as a treatment for pancreatic and prostate issues.

Pain Management

Several different types of pain can be alleviated through Botox therapy. Patients who suffer from chronic migraine headaches may wish to know that Botox is now FDA approved for treating the illness. Pain caused by body fissures and muscle spasms may be treated with Botox, as can some cases of pain instilled from limb loss. Severe back and nerve pain often respond well to Botox when other treatments may fail. This is especially true in cases where the pain is frequent and long-lasting without any relief.

Depression Aid

Patients with depression may find a reliable remedy in Botox injections. Research has shown that people with depression who use Botox for cosmetic purposes may show signs of decreased symptoms of the disease after use. This may be due to the injection’s ability to prevent frowning, causing users to smile more often and feel happier as a result. It is possible that the immune system may also be altered while receiving Botox treatments, which could explain why the injection helps relieve symptoms of depression as well.

Physical Complaints

People with excessive sweating have found relief in Botox injections. The FDA has approved the injections as a viable treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis. Injections are inserted near the sweat glands, providing relief for several months before another treatment is required. Sweating of the hands and feet may also be treated. Some physicians also recommend using Botox to treat oily skin, redness in the skin, and other common physical complaints. Even hair loss, eye twitching and crossing, and drooling have been known to be treated by the multi-purpose remedy.

Serious Health Issue Helper

Botox injections have been found to help in treating several pancreatic and chronic stomach issues. Men with slight prostate enlargement from benign tumors may find relief with the simple injection. People who suffer from problems chewing or swallowing have found healing with Botox injections. The FDA has approved using Botox to treat other disorders, such as those of the eye and neck. The popular treatment could become a regular alternative to drugs for treating these and other disorders as its use grows and its effectiveness is proven on more patients.

Bashers of Botox may wish to rethink their wrinkle jokes after discovering the varied uses of the product. Some doctors say that it provides more therapeutic value than any other alternative on the market. As Botox continues to be researched for its potential healing uses, patients may find themselves turning to the beauty aid for more than just a smooth face. Botox may indeed be the cure that many people have been waiting for their entire lives.

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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 (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

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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