Medical Uses for Botox Continue to Grow
By now most people are familiar with Botox in Nashville as a treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face. These wrinkles are often called “expression lines” since they are caused by the continual folding of the skin by smiling and squinting.
Botox was originally approved in 1989 to treat certain eye muscle disorders. But what many are not familiar with the growing list of other conditions that Botox is now being used to treat. Below is a list of conditions that are currently being treated or tested for treatment with Botox:
- Excessive Sweating
- Tourette Syndrome
- Migraine Headaches
- Crossed Eyes
- Stroke Paralysis
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Anal Fissures
Many of these treatments are provided by specialists like neurologists.
So while it is likely that you or someone you know has had Botox Nashville residents are familiar with. If you are like most you are unfamiliar with at least a few of the uses above. And the list continues to grow.
As the safety and effectiveness of Botox has become widely accepted, new uses are being considered daily.
In fact the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports that Botox has become the number one non-surgical procedure in the U.S. with almost three million uses.
Many celebrities have publicly admitted to using Botox to maintain their looks including Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Courtney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Jennifer Aniston, Trinny Woodall, and Virginia Madsen. Virginia Madsen is actually a spokeswoman for BOTOX Cosmetic. The star of Sideways also openly admits to using Juvederm.
So as more and more high-profile celebrities openly discuss their use of Botox the public can’t seem to get enough of it…including our own Nashville area residents. In fact, here at the Franklin Center for Skin and Laser Surgery Botox is our most-requested procedure followed by the new Vi Peel, and Liposuction.