It seems like every day brings us new research in the medical uses of Botox. Of course, our readers know that it received its first fame as a dramatic treatment for wrinkles and folds in the skin. Whether they combine Botox with surgical procedures, or the dermal fillers, our patients at Orlando Cosmetic Surgery, LLC, love the breathtaking “New Look” brought by Botox.

However, Botox is distinguishing itself in many areas of treatment. Last week we investigated the new research using Botox to treat clinical depression.    This week we thought you would find it interesting to look a little deeper into recent research.  Here are three more of the biggest new Botox stories:
1.  We know many readers are aware that Botox has achieved some success in the treatment of patients with migraine headaches. (Read more by clicking here.)

2.  Additional success has been achieved treating excessive sweating. It might surprise our readers that Botox also shows great promise for halting urinary incontinence.

3.  Most recently, scientists have discovered the strong possibility that Botox is advantageous to patients with tremors from multiple sclerosis. Specifically, a research study has shown that “Botulimum toxin (Botox,) may help prevent arm and hand tremors among people with multiple sclerosis (MS).”
At The Royal Melbourne Hospital, a research fellow with the University of Melbourne in Australia, Anneke van der Walt, MD, said, “Treatments in use for tremor in MS are not sufficiently effective, and new alternatives are needed.” For her research, Botox was that alternative.

She authored a research study using the following procedure:

Step 1: Twenty-three people with MS were given botulinum toxin type A injections or a saline placebo for 3 months. Note: No other medications were taken to control the shaking.

Step 2: Then they received the opposite treatment for the next 3 months.

Step 3: Results and Observations: Before, during, and after receiving the treatments, the scientists measured and compared the severity of the tremors from the MS.

Step 4: Every six weeks for six months, videos were also created.

Step 5. The Conclusion: “The Botox injections helped.” Although her study was very small, the statistics spoke for themselves. “When given Botox, the severity of their tremors generally declined, improving an average of two points on a 10-point scale and going from moderate to mild.”

This was a stunning improvement, especially when compared with the zero effects of the saline injections. Improvements were also observed in the participants’ writing and drawing performances.  It must have been amazing to observe patients who were suddenly able to control the tremors enough to perform the simple task of pouring their own drink of water. (For more about this study, click at this source.)

We bring you this blog about the bounty of Botox based on credible sources, but we remind you that most of these studies for new uses are very small in scope. The effectiveness of all of these new uses for Botox require more research.  We also caution you that, although we bring you this research optimistically, we do not condone a change in any patient’s treatment without consulting a physician.  (We invite you to read more by clicking here.)

The primary purpose for Botox Cosmetic is tried and true. Botox has a long-term safety profile, which it has maintained for 13 years.  In fact, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that “botulinum toxin type A injections were the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in 2010, with more than 2.4 million people undergoing the treatment.”

Since this month’s special blogging topic has been the bounty and beauty of Botox, we think it is a nice time to remind you of our “Summer of Love” Special. We invite you to check  back to see the  Offer. Botox has been proven to consistently reduce the appearance of age on your face. With a Botox treatment, statistics have shown that many people can appear smoother, fresher, more youthful and less anxious. (Check a previous blog here, for more details.)

Perhaps Botox will bring you a new look in order to challenge youthful competition in your chosen profession. Perhaps you want your outer appearance to mirror the energy you feel inside. Maybe you want to be that beloved, eternally young grandparent. Whatever your reasons, the doctors and staff at Orlando Cosmetic Surgery, LLC, are eager to help you discover the beautiful, youthful effects of Botox.  As always, we thank you for reading our blog, and we encourage you to share us on Facebook.