Advertisement

What are some newer uses of Botox?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Hollywood will never be the same now that Botox has been found to decrease underarm sweating. About a dozen injections will keep the underarms dry for several months. Sweating decreases by over 80%. Similarly, sweating on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet can be lessened with Botox. The treatment is painful and fairly expensive.

People who grind their teeth may develop large muscles, called masseters. Injection of Botox into these muscles can decrease their size.

Botox is currently in use for hundreds of other medical problems, including the treatment of migraine headaches and overactive bladders. It has truly become a chemical knife for many problems.

And now Botox has been used to lift breasts! The fact that this procedure is totally illogical doesn't stop some people from trying. It has even been injected into the wrinkles above the knees. While you may not be able to walk properly afterward, your knees will look beautiful.
Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

More About this Book

Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

The public’s recent exuberance toward cosmetic surgery has spurred an unprecedented demand for appearance-changing procedures. But how can an average consumer discern the hype from solid truth? ...

Continue Learning about Muscoloskeletal Agent

Is Synvisc a good alternative to joint replacement?
Keith Roach, MDKeith Roach, MD
Synvisc is not generally an alternative to joint replacement in people with very advanced knee osteo...
More Answers
Does teriflunomide interact with any other medications?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking denosumab, teriflunomide may not be a good option for you. If you are taking fing...
More Answers
What are the side effects of leflunomide?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include high blood pressure, dizziness, hair loss, respiratory tract infections, br...
More Answers
What is leflunomide?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Leflunomide (Arava) is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that affects the immune system...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.