When Botox first received the FDA’s approval as a cosmetic facial anti-wrinkle procedure, it quickly gained popularity everywhere. The simple and efficient injectable medspa treatment encouraged a lot of people to improve their facial appearance and feel good about their looks. However, the rise of Botox did not just stop at the cosmetic front.
The FDA went on to approve Botox treatment for a range of medical conditions, which have helped to transform the medical landscape in some ways. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Botox for both cosmetic and medical purposes to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of migraine headaches. While researchers are still trying to determine the precise method of action of Botox in providing migraine relief, its results are compelling. The medical community largely believes that the efficacy of Botox in treating migraines has something to do with its neurmodulating property of blocking nerves that receive pain signals.
A specific regimen at a qualified medspa must be followed to achieve success with Botox for migraines, and patients can expect to enjoy a life free of migraines with periodic injections.
Incontinence and Overactive Bladder
Overactive bladder can cause urinary urgency and increase the frequency of urination. This is a common problem that can cause frustration to the patient. People above the age of 18 can seek a solution to this condition with Botox injections.
In some cases, neurological disorders and other conditions may cause urinary incontinence. Botox can be used effectively in such cases to resolve the incontinence. The treatment provider may administer Botox through a cystoscope, and as few as two treatments a year may be sufficient for many patients.
While Botox as a treatment for depression is a subject of ongoing research and has not been approved by the FDA till now, several studies indicate its benefits in treating depression. When a person makes a certain facial expression, the corresponding nerves will transmit a feedback signal to the brain to maintain and reinforce those feelings.
Treating those targeted nerves with Botox can interrupt the feedback signals of sadness and depression. This can help to improve a patient’s state of mind. Some researchers also point out to that cosmetic facial enhancement with Botox can help to induce positive emotions and support an individual’s fight against depression.
Axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating is a common condition that affects over a million Americans. Botox has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for this condition. Botox injections are delivered directly to the nerves in the underarm area to block the chemical signals that stimulate sweat glands.
This results in a half of sweat production in the underarm area. Results with a single Botox treatment can last for about six to seven months. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Botox for both cosmetic and medical treatments.
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