The Many Uses of Botox


Botox is commonly used to turn back the hands of time by smoothing out wrinkle lines on aging foreheads and tired puffy eyes. But who knew Botox could be used to relieve migraines, treat neck spasms, eye muscle disorders, and hyper underarm sweating?

Reports confirm that Allergan Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of Botox, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to use the injection as a treatment for migraines.

According to business analysts, Allergan will experience record revenue and earnings growth. According to Businessweek, the new uses of Botox could earn Allergan up to an additional $1 billion.

On Friday, the FDA approved Botox specifically for patients experiencing 15 or more days of migraine headaches per month. According to reports, nearly 3.2 million people in the U.S. experience chronic migraines. Seems the new upside of these folk’s gruesome headaches will be younger looking skin.

In recent years, Allergan’s Botox has been approved for the additional uses for neck spasms, eye muscle disorders, and hyper underarm sweating. Recent additional treatments for Botox are spasms in the elbows, wrists and fingers. Botox is also a highly used off-label treatment for movement disorders like cerebral palsy.

Wow! What do you think of the additional uses of Botox? Is this really safe? Sound off!

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  • Seems like they’re grasping for straws here. Has their patent expired. Usually, all these attempts to look for additional uses of their drug are done in order to extend their patent and prevent the likes of Walmart, CVS or developing nations from producing generics.

  • I can’t get past “toxin”. I don’t care what its benefits are. It is a TOXIN that you knowingly put into your body. I am very curious to know what the long term effects will be for those that use it. I’ll stick to acupuncture for my migraines, good sleep and healthy living for wrinkles and accept the course of Mother Nature.

    Ms. Pillowz

  • Great information! Did you know that Botox is also used to reduce scars and treat foot ulcers? It’s got so many more uses than just cosmetic purposes. Every year doctors are finding more ways to benefit from it, isn’t that great? Best of luck!