Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox®, is used to treat certain eye disorders such as crossed eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm), to treat certain muscle spasms or movement disorders (cervical dystonia, torticollis), and to reduce the cosmetic appearance of wrinkles.
Botox® has also been approved by the FDA for painful conditions potentially related to TMJ, such as cervical dystonia and migraines.
When used to treat eye disorders, it relaxes muscles by blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine. This medication is given by injection by your eye care professional. It is injected into the affected muscles when treating eye disorders, muscle spasms, and wrinkles.
Your dose, the number of injections, the site of injections, and how often you receive the medication will be determined by your condition and your response to therapy. Most people start to see an effect within a few days to 2 weeks, and the effect usually lasts 3 to 6 months.
Botox® is not a cure, and your symptoms will gradually return as the medication wears off.
Most insurance plans will not cover cosmetic BOTOX® procedures.
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