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Medical Benefits of Botox



























We know Botox as something that removes wrinkles, but you say it has bigger benefits?
  • Not just for cosmetic purposes.

  • Discovered over 100 years ago. 

  • Blocks neuromuscular communication.

  • Thirty years of testing.

  • One of the most potent and lethal substances known to man. It is extremely diluted in its preparation for injection.

  • Don't trust just anyone to inject Botox into your face or body.

  • It was first injected for correction of "crossed eyes" and uncontrollable blinking in 1980. Doctors noticed patients developed less wrinkles around their eyes.

  • Approved by FDA in 2002.

  • Botox is used in over 4.7 million cosmetic procedures a year.


How can Botox help people with serious medical conditions like MS?
  • Two main ways that muscles can malfunction: they can either stop working (paralysis) or they can be over-active (spasticity or "cramping").

  • In Multiple Sclerosis, the communication between muscles and nerves begin to break down. The effect is called "spasticity."

  • Muscles begin to cramp up. 

  • There is a problem with the muscles wanting to "cramp" all of the time because the communication has gone haywire (the insulation on the power cords is slowly being lost inside the body).

  • Problematic muscles can be identified with a small electrode and injected with Botox.


How can Botox be used to help with bladder control problems?
  • Our bladder is essentially one large muscle that squeezes like a water balloon to let us go to the bathroom.

  • This process takes communication between our brain and the bladder. This is how we are able to "hold" it.

  • In some people the bladder becomes "spastic" and leaks unexpectedly.

  • Oral medications come with potential side-effects and surgical procedures are very invasive and have not yet been perfected.

  • Botox can be used to "calm" this overactive or "hyper" bladder down. 

  • Botox offers a simple, effective solution with minimal side effects.

  • One in 6 adults have some sort of problem with an overactive bladder.


What other conditions can be treated with Botox?
  • Botox has also been approved for chronic migraines, jaw pain, and excessive sweating. 

  • Takes a few minutes to inject and its effect last between 4-6 months, which is both good and bad.

  • Typically costs between $200-250 per treatment area.

  • A safe and effective treatment with very few side-effects.



For more information on Dr. Gary Motykie, M.D., please visit www.drmotykie.com.


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