BOTOX® Cosmetic is best known for its cosmetic applications. Since receiving FDA approval, it has most commonly been used to treat facial wrinkles, particularly:
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Glabellar lines
- Upper Lip Lines
While this is the most common and best-known use for BOTOX® Cosmetic, wrinkles are not the only condition that can be treated by this miracle drug. In recent years, doctors have discovered a variety of other applications for BOTOX® Cosmetic and as a result, it has developed into a jack-of-all-trades treatment.
Some of the other uses of BOTOX® Cosmetic include the treatment of:
- Migraine headaches
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Muscle response disorders such as cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis
- Enlarged prostate and overactive bladders
- Speech impediments caused by vocal cord problems
- Limb tightness and spasms in stroke victims
While not all of these applications have been approved for use by the FDA, Allegan is currently seeking approval for many of these conditions. However, doctors are still permitted to prescribe BOTOX® Cosmetic for many of these off-label uses if they determine it is the best treatment option.
At Facial Aesthetics, our Denver Registered Nurse Injectors regularly administer BOTOX® Cosmetic to reduce the appearance of moderate to deep facial wrinkles. This minimally invasive treatment can be completed in about 15 minutes, and no anesthesia is required. There is almost no downtime, and you should start seeing the result in a few days. Your results should last about three to four months. In order to maintain them for a longer period of time, you will need to return to our office for another set of injections.
Please contact Facial Aesthetics today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in the Denver, Colorado area.