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Surprising Uses for Botox

When people think of Botox the first thing that comes to mind is wrinkles. However, there are many other surprising uses for this so-called wonder anti-aging drug than help decrease wrinkles. Botox is a staple when it comes to the cosmetic industry but the company that owns Botox has more than 800 patents on this product. It has been used to treat headaches to excessive sweating. Let’s see what else this wonder drug can do.

There are over 3 million cases of diagnosed clinical depression and migraines in the US every year. Botox now has the ability to help reduce depression, anxiety, and chronic migraines in patients. Even though it has not been cleared by the FDA it has been used off label. Over active bladder effects over 200,000 people annually in the US and now Botox can help reduce those symptoms as well. US companies are not allowed to market a drug for a certain treatment unless it has been approved by the FDA.

Botox is a neurotoxin which is a deadly bacteria when ingested but when injected in small doses it can help relieve so many chronic issues and those pesky wrinkles. It reduces the connection between the muscles to help them relax so wrinkles don’t appear as much.

It is always important to find the right cosmetic specialist who can give you the right expectations on your Botox. Always check on how aggressive you want your Botox. Some people want to look natural and others a bit more enhanced. Whatever the case may be always sit down and really understand what it is that you want to achieve. Read the reviews, do your research, look at their before and after pictures, and always feel comfortable before you pick your specialist.


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