At Guthrie, we offer Botox® for medical and aesthetic purposes. Botox weakens muscles by blocking nerve impulses transmitted from the nerve endings of the muscles and can be used for a number of medical conditions commonly treated by Guthrie plastic and reconstructive surgeons including:
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Blepharospasm: a condition involuntary spasms of the muscles around the eye, resulting in uncontrolled blinking, narrowing, and even closing of the eyelid.
- Cervical dystonia: occurs when the muscles in your neck tighten or spasm without your control which may cause your head may turn in an unusual way, or it may be forced into an abnormal, uncomfortable position.
- Chronic migraine
- Overactive bladder: a condition which includes strong need to urinate with leaking or wetting accidents, a strong need to urinate right away and urinating often. Overactive bladder is also treated in collaboration with urology.
- Strabismus: a visual defect that results when the eyes do not properly align with each other. One eye may look straight ahead but the other may turn in (“crossed eyes”), out, upward, or downward.
- Upper limb spasticity (excessive muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist, or fingers)