Botox® Treats More Than Just Wrinkles!
While Botox® is most famous for its wrinkle-relaxing wonder powers; its uses (and sales) for therapeutic medical treatment far surpass that of its cosmetic counterpart.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal online article, Botox was introduced to the medical community in 1989 for the treatment of strabismus (crossed eyes) and blepharospasm (eyelid spasms), and has since become an FDA-approved
treatment for a number of ailments including:
- Chronic Migraine
- Cervical Dystonia (neck spasms)
- Severe Hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating)
- Urinary Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Upper Limb Spasticity
And the list continues to grow. Currently, Botox is in clinical trials for the treatment of juvenile cerebral palsy, depression and more.
However, as Botox wins FDA approval for the treatment of chronic medical conditions and as its acceptance within the medical community grows, Botox for cosmetic use will become more widely available at day spas, family physician offices, podiatrists and the like. Many of these medical practices do not specialize in cosmetic facial treatments and lack the training, experience and understanding of facial anatomy to deliver a natural-looking result.
Choose Your Botox Provider with Care
As the fourth largest provider of Botox Cosmetic in the nation as ranked through the Allergan Partner Privileges Program, The Skin Center Medical Spa has the experience and expertise you can trust for the most natural-looking result. At every Skin Center location you visit, in both Columbus and Pittsburgh, Botox is administered only by expert injectors, all of whom are registered nurses. We also employ a dedicated National Trainer for Allergan, Inc., Debra Thomas, RN. Not only is Debra one of the most sought-after Pittsburgh Botox providers, she also travels the country teaching other medical professionals proper injection techniques as well as the most advanced applications of Botox.
So as Botox use becomes increasingly accepted by the general public and medical community, it is more important than ever to ask about the training and experience of your Botox provider – as well as the authenticity of the product itself. If you find yourself considering a Botox provider based only on price, just remember that Botox is a prescription drug regulated by the FDA. You should choose your Botox provider based on their experience, training and expertise – not price alone – just as you would any medical provider.