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February 15, 2020

Can BOTOX® be used for more than just wrinkles?

Did you know that BOTOX® is used for more than just reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? It’s true! The creator of BOTOX®, Allergan, has patented over 800 uses of this popular aesthetic treatment. Trish Hultgren, FNP-C, at our Scottsdale office is a board-certified nurse practitioner that will strategically place BOTOX® to achieve your desired result. If you’re suffering from any of the ailments below, BOTOX® just might be the solution!


Woman receiving injection in neck

Chronic Migraines

Over 4 million adults suffer from chronic migraines on a daily basis in the United States. Even with taking medication, many of these patients still suffer from migraine pain. In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved BOTOX® to effectively treat chronic migraine pain. The procedure involves 20 to 30 units strategically placed around your head and neck area. This alternative to traditional migraine medicine will last you about three months. BOTOX® is a great option due to the fact that you may not have to worry about taking a daily pill and hoping that will relieve your chronic pain. A small dose of this medication can help you get back to a normal life without having to bear a sometimes debilitating headache.

Excessive Sweating

Living in Arizona, the 112-degree heat can cause some severe sweating. The issue is this intense heat can cause you to sweat through layers and layers of clothing. Other factors that contribute to excessive sweating can be anxious feelings, exercise, or any other activity that can cause your body’s temperature to rise. Hyperhidrosis, (aka excessive sweating) can cause embarrassment and even can ruin your clothes. Whether you’re a public speaker, a teacher, or someone that has excessive sweat affecting their daily life, BOTOX® is a great option. If this sounds like you, it’s time to make an appointment to see Trish!

When you attend your appointment, Trish will talk with you about your problem areas such as your underarms, palms, or even your feet. BOTOX® injections will help block the nerve endings on your sweat glands. The results will last between four to six months, which is enough to get you through Arizona’s hot summer.

Strabismus aka Crossed-Eyes

Strabismus is a condition that affects over 3 million people each year. This is a common diagnosis that causes the muscle around your eye to contract. As a result, one eye will be turned in an abnormal direction. Strabismus can cause blurred vision, double vision, as well as eye soreness. When injected into the overacting eye muscle, BOTOX® can relax the overactive muscle causing your eye to realign. We can refer you to an eye specialist for this kind of treatment.

When thinking about using BOTOX® for more than just smoothing out wrinkles, make sure you do your research when it comes to providers. Trish Hultgren, FN-P, is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in cosmetic injectables with years of experience. She always takes the utmost safety precautions when it comes to treating her patients.

If you’re ready to try BOTOX® for any of the medical conditions listed above or curious about treating something else, call (480) 571-7625 to make an appointment at our Scottsdale office.


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