Botox® Cosmetic is a popular, effective, non-surgical treatment which works by temporarily paralyzing the treated muscles, preventing them from contracting. While Botox has been safely used for more than 15 years for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, many people don’t know that it can also be used to treat many other conditions such as excessive perspiration, & uncontrollable muscle spasms.
Blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking) is a localized movement disorder which causes the eyelid muscles to abnormally contract. This can cause problems for sufferers’ ability to perform everyday activites, due to the fact that the vision is constantly being impaired by the eyelids. In severe cases, blepharospasm can progress to the inability to keep the eyelids open, and eventually to functional blindness. Botox® is an effective treatment. With a treatment plan of Botox® injections, the signals that cause the eyelid muscles to contract is blocked, therefore inhibiting the uncontrollable blinking.
Hemifacial spasms can also be treated with Botox® therapy. Hemifacial spasm is a neurological disorder where the patient has involuntary muscular contractions on one side of the face. Causes can include nerve damage, a tumor, or Bell’s palsy, or no apparent cause.