Botox Specialist

Dr. Milton Chávez

Family Medicine & Pain & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

While millions of people have been able to erase lines and wrinkles with BotoxⓇ injections, that’s not the only use for the neuromodulator. Dedicated to helping their patients live their best life, board-certified family physician Milton Chávez, MD, and nurse practitioner Vanessa Flores, offer medical Botox to treat many conditions, including migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). To learn more about the medical uses of Botox, call Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC in Wicker Park, Chicago, or request an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a medical injection created from the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. When injected into certain areas of your body, the neuromodulator halts or slows down muscle activity or stops the transmission of nerve signals to get the desired results.

When you think of Botox, you may automatically think of a cosmetic treatment, but the medication has many uses beyond diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

What are the medical uses for Botox?

Dr. Chávez and his team at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC use Botox as a procedural treatment option for many chronic health issues. Some of the health issues that can be treated with Botox injections include:

Migraines/headaches

Chronic migraines and headaches (15 or more occurrences a month) can have a significant effect on your quality of life. Botox injections around the head and neck may help reduce the frequency of your head pain.

Axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes uncontrolled sweating even if it’s not hot or you’re not engaged in exercise. The condition is embarrassing and difficult to treat. Botox injections may alter nerve communication to stop the uncontrolled actions of your sweat glands to reduce sweat production. 

Post-herpetic neuralgia

Post-herpetic neuralgia is a painful side effect that may occur after a shingles infection. The pain can last for up to two years. Botox injections may decrease the pain caused by post-herpetic neuralgia.

Bruxism/oromandibular dystonia

Dr. Chávez also uses Botox injections as a treatment option for bruxism (teeth grinding) and oromandibular dystonia, a rare condition that causes uncontrollable muscle contractions in the face.

The team at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC also offers Botox as a treatment for painful scars. 

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

Dr. Chávez and his team determine if you would benefit from Botox for your medical condition during a consultation. Due to the invasive nature of Botox injections, Dr. Chávez may suggest first trying conservative treatments, if you haven’t already, to help you get relief from your condition.

To learn more about the medical uses of Botox, call the office or use the online booking tool today.