Trivia question: What do crossed eyes, excessive sweating, migraine headaches, muscle spasms and speech impediments have in common? No they’re not first date deal-killers. They are symptoms that have been treated with or relieved by Botox®. Where we often label the injection as an anti-aging tool, its various uses are often overlooked. In fact, though Botox® has been used for cosmetic purposes for more than a decade now, its initial use dates back to the 1970’s when San Francisco opthalmologist, Dr. Alan Scott, first used the injection as a way to treat and cure crossed eyes; figuring that the toxin would weaken the muscles that pull crossed eyes inward. The Federal Drug Administration approved botulinum toxin in 1989 to treat both crossed eyes and twitching eyelids. After Allergan purchased the toxin in 1991, they renamed it Botox® and the rest, they say, is history.
Though Botox® has only been approved by the FDA for the above eye symptoms, neck muscle spasms and excessive sweating treatment, and Botox® Cosmetic being approved to treat forehead wrinkles, its medical applications have burgeoned under the use by varying physicians. Those who suffer from speech impediments, migraine headaches, stiff limbs as a result of stroke and even enlarged prostrates may soon find relief through injections of Botox®
Smooth Synergy physicians have also experienced the far-reaching benefits of Botox®, helping our clients to find relief from migraine headaches, excessive sweating and, of course, forehead and eye area wrinkles. For more information regarding the various beauty and health treatments available at our cosmedical spa in New York City, including Botox injections, schedule your private consultation either online or by calling us at 212-397-0111.