Botox to smooth fine lines and wrinkles? Yes. But Botox to help treat pediatric patients? Also, yes.
Botox has long been known for its role in cosmetic enhancements. It has also been used widely for other medical purposes since the 1990s.
So, what is it? Botox is derived from a specific kind of bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) which, in small doses, can help treat a wide range of health issues.
At Child Neurology Consultants, we frequently use Botox to treat:
Spasticity is a movement disorder associated with cerebral palsy. Spasticity symptoms might include tight or cramped muscles as well as uncontrolled and involuntary movements. Botox helps the muscles to relax.
If all other treatments have failed for headaches and migraines, Botox may provide relief. Several small shots are administered all around the face, head, and neck. The relaxed muscles then result in a much duller pain when a migraine does strike.
3. Excessive Salivation
Botox can help control excessive salivation, or drooling, in kids with weakened muscles due to a neuromuscular disorder or cerebral palsy.
Botox treatments typically last up to three months. If you have questions about Botox helping your child and are interested in making an appointment with one of our specialists, please contact Child Neurology Consultants for an appointment.