Medical uses of Botox

Botulinum toxin is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines in older adults. Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox has been found useful in treating a variety of medical conditions including eye squints, migraines, excess sweating and leaky bladders. Botulinum toxin is currently used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, with more applications under investigation.  Dr. Linda Blakely treats many patients with the conditions listed below.

Botulinum toxin is currently approved for the following therapeutic applications:

  • Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
  • Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)  
  • Chronic migraine
  • Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Post-stroke upper limb spasticity
  • Detrusor over activity urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Hemifacial spasm

Treatments for these medical conditions are often covered by insurance. 


A consultation with Dr. Linda Blakely is available at no cost. If you’d like more information about a service or would like to meet with her to discuss your areas of concern, please feel free to contact Lori Main, Aesthetic Coordinator, at lmain@kearneyeye.com, 308-865-2760 or 800-657-2112 to schedule a complimentary consultation.