Botox® may be popular for its ability to erase lines and wrinkles from your face, but it also has medical benefits. The eye care specialists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC offer Botox injections to treat various medical issues, including migraines and blepharospasms. If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, Blue Bell, North Wales, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about the medical uses of Botox.
Botox is an injection that blocks nerve impulses to stop specific muscle contractions and achieve the desired result. You may be most familiar with Botox for its cosmetic uses, but the eye care specialists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC also use the injection to treat medical conditions.
Botox is FDA-approved to treat a number of medical conditions. The eye care specialists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC use Botox for:
Migraines are a type of headache that can last up to three days. If you suffer from chronic migraines, more than 15 episodes a month, then you may benefit from Botox injections. The treatment works as a preventive tool to help stop the frequency of your head pain.
Also known as uncontrolled blinking, blepharospasms is triggered by abnormal function within your basal ganglia, which is the area of your brain that controls muscle movement. Botox injections may help stop the involuntary muscle movement so you gain more control over your blinking.
Strabismus is an eye condition that causes your eyes to cross or drift. Botox injections relax the eye muscles to correct the crossed eyes.
You may need repeated Botox injections for any of the above medical conditions to get continued benefits.
Your eye doctor at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC determines if you’re a good candidate for Botox injections after a comprehensive evaluation. During your evaluation, your specialist reviews your medical and surgical history, as well as the various methods you’ve used to manage your medical condition.
The specialists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC provide fast and convenient Botox injections, no matter the need. The number of injections you need depends on the reason for your injection, but it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes for you to get your treatment. Because Botox is minimally invasive, there’s no downtime following your treatment.
To learn more about Botox injections for medical purposes such as migraines, blepharospasms, or strabismus, call Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC or schedule an appointment online today.