Botulinum toxin, also known as BOTOX®  , is a drug that is medically used to treat certain muscular disorders and is also used for cosmetic purposes. BOTOX® was originally developed to treat spasms however it showed the effect of freezing muscles which includes removing wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the area. BOTOX® is now most popular for its cosmetic enhancements however this is not the only use for BOTOX®  . It has also been shown to be highly effective in more than 20 different medical conditions with more being discovered regularly. The known conditions that BOTOX® can treat include but are not limited to:

  • Eyelid spasms
  • Severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms
  • Chronic migraines
  • Excessive sweating
  • Crossed eyes
  • Overactive bladder

The most common uses for BOTOX® are for chronic migraines and cosmetic uses. A series of BOTOX® injections has been show to aid in the occurrence of migraines exponentially. BOTOX® helps relax the muscles that are responsible for the headaches and block sensory nerves that send the pain signals to the brain.  Arthritis sufferers may also be in luck as studies have shown a decrease in pain with the use of BOTOX® injections.

BOTOX® is a safe form of treatment with little to no complications and a speedy recovery. The actual procedure takes 24-72 hours to take effect. If you’re in need of BOTOX® for any cosmetic services, call East Northport Medical Care to make an appointment. Mention this blog and receive a 10% discount!

East Northport Medical Care is available to provide the best medical services in Suffolk County. From Primary Care, Urgent Care, Cosmetic Services, Physical Therapy, and Nutrition Services, to get the best treatment available, call (631) 368-9166.