Alternative Uses for BOTOX® That Might Surprise You


While BOTOX® is well-known for addressing a variety of cosmetic concerns (BOTOX® Cosmetic), it has also proven effective for treating certain conditions, such as migraines, excessive sweating, and TMJ pain. Here’s what you need to know.

Alternative Uses for BOTOX

Migraine Treatment

BOTOX has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the safe and effective treatment of chronic migraine in individuals aged 18 and older.

Chronic migraine in adults is defined as 15 or more headache days per month, with each headache lasting 4 hours or longer. On average, BOTOX reduces the number of monthly headache and migraine days by 8 to 9 occurrences. BOTOX, however, is not recommended if your monthly headache frequency is lower than 14 days.

When injected, BOTOX travels to the area’s nerve endings, where it prevents the release of chemicals that contribute to the transmission of pain. By doing so, pain-related neural triggers in the brain are prevented.

TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders have the potential to induce a range of distressing symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, and various other issues. BOTOX treatment for TMJ issues is a promising therapy for alleviating pain, hyperactivity, and dysfunction by selectively relaxing specific muscles. 

If you have exhausted other treatment options without success, TMJ Botox may be highly beneficial for you. In this case, doctors will prescribe BOTOX for off-label purposes, as its use for this specific condition has not been officially approved by the FDA. 

Excessive Palm and Underarm Sweating

When topical therapies for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the palms or underarms have failed, injections of BOTOX are an effective method of sweat management. Treatment with BOTOX for hyperhidrosis is effective because it prevents nerve impulses from reaching the sweat glands, controlling the sweating before it even starts. 

BOTOX has been shown to be 80-90% effective in treating palmar (hand) excessive sweating. Although BOTOX has found widespread usage in treating hyperhidrosis, the FDA has only authorized it to treat underarm sweating. It is, therefore, considered off-label when the drug is administered to a different part of the body for hyperhidrosis.

Explore All Treatment Options With BOTOX in Montclair, NJ

The Aurora DeJuliis, MD European Medical Spa is a full-service medical aesthetics center in Montclair, NJ that prides itself on providing excellence, trust, and compassion to individuals seeking treatment for a range of concerns. Dr. DeJuliis has been administering BOTOX for over 20 years and personally performs all BOTOX treatments at our office.

If you would like to discover how BOTOX may help you find relief, schedule an appointment with us today by calling (973) 338-6300.

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