English researchers have found a way to modify the BOTOX molecule with to be used for other medical purposes. A new report describes that rebuilding the components of the most popular injectable wrinkle treatment in the world may allow it to be used for Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and chronic migraines.
The new formulation could produce pain relief for as long as BOTOX lasts- usually 4 to 6 months. The current form of the product is already used by many doctors for spasms and other conditions not related to the well-known cosmetic applications.
The widespread use of BOTOX stemmed from its original human use to treat eye muscle disorders. A Canadian doctor observed that it was also improving wrinkles in these patients. Since then, Allergan’s BOTOX became a blockbuster success in treating frown lines.