Since the development of aesthetic medicine focused on improving cosmetic appearance, many people have since received this type of treatment. BOTOX® injections form a group of medications that use various botulinum toxin forms. These injections can reduce facial wrinkles by temporarily relaxing muscle activity. While most people will make use of this opportunity to reduce facial wrinkles, others use it for other purposes. However, its safety for use is paramount and is the core reason why BOTOX® clinical trials in Chicago are made available for patients who qualify.
Conditions BOTOX® Can Help Treat
The primary application of BOTOX® is in the smoothing out of facial wrinkles. However, it can be used to treat many other conditions.
Smooth Your Neck
The neck is a prime area that can easily give away your age. You may notice fine horizontal wrinkles and tight cords on your neck as you age. However, tiny amounts of the solution in the neck can make the skin appear smooth.
While not much is understood about how BOTOX® works for migraines, the FDA has approved BOTOX® as an effective treatment for headaches. A person who suffers from constant migraines is likely to have an affected work, family, and social life. One can improve quality of life by having this drug injected on the forehead and neck area.
Curb Excessive Sweating
Since BOTOX® affects communication between your muscles and nerves, it uses the same method to affect communication between your sweat glands and nerves. Doctors may inject the drug in the underarms or palms during different BOTOX® clinical trials. If the glands don’t receive the message, there would be no sweat in that area.
Advancing Medicine Through BOTOX® Clinical Trials
Clinical trials strive to find the best medical approaches for the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of certain conditions or issues. Dr. Steven Dayan is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and his practice is committed to advancing beauty through science. A patient benefits from such trials by receiving fine-tuned treatment and helping others in determining the benefits of such interventions for future patients.