Doctors Experiment with Additional Botox Uses

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Few dispute the many successful ways that Botox can be used.

While Botox – also called botulinum toxin – is best known as an effective wrinkle treatment product, some doctors have used Botox treatments to help patients with other medical conditions, including muscle spasmsmigraines and even excessive sweating.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, however, some doctors are pushing the limit on uses of Botox treatments
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“It’s trial and error with nerve poison,” Dr. Sidney M. Wolfe, director of a health research group known as Public Citizen, said in the New York Times article.

It may sound a bit alarmist, but Dr. Wolfe’s concerns are well founded. In fact, many doctors admit to being experimental when it comes to finding new uses for Botox injections – many of which have not been clinically tested or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

“Dosing is by trial and error,” Dr. Kamran Jafri, a facial surgeon in Manhattan, admitted in the New York Times article. “I don’t think it’s experimental because it’s a treatment I’ve been doing a lot and it’s been working.”

Dr. Jafri said he has successfully used Botox injections to treat oily skin, blotchiness and large pores. While he reports success with the treatment, there are questions about the long-term consequences of using Botox in this way. Without adequate clinical trials, no one can say for sure.

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