Before being known as the “vanity drug”, Botox was actually originally developed to treat diseases associated with unwanted or uncontrollable muscle contraction, for example muscle spasm in patients with cerebral palsy, or the condition known as strabismus (cross eyes), due to its actions in blocking nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract.
Later, researcher realized that it can also be applied to treat a variety of different conditions, from sweaty armpits, to migraines and TMJ disorders, and perhaps its most well-known indication, to smooth lines and wrinkles. Currently, this family of protein stands as the most widely utilized injectable in the world.
At Chinook Smiles, we primarily utilize this family of products on patients to relieve symptoms related to parafunctional clenching and grinding habits, TMJ issues, and migraines or tension headaches. But if you are feeling bothered by those 11 lines, we can definitely help too!