In a recent CBS news article, New York reporter and doctor Holly Phillips reveals that dermal fillers like Juvederm are being used to treat foot ailments, and Botox is also becoming a common foot remedy.
Dr. Philips reports that podiatrists are virtually "raiding the dermatologists medicine cabinet" and putting cosmetic dermal fillers to use for a different purpose. Pressure and swelling of the feet, as seen with ailments like "bunions and corns" are usually treated temporarily with a file or protective soles in the shoes.
New York podiatrist Dr. Johanna Youner remarks, "The filler, Juvederm, is injected beneath the corn and fills up tissue volume that's been lost through years of wear and tear. It's an off-label use of filler that's been FDA-approved for areas on the face, the nasolabial folds, for years, and we found it safe and effective in the feet."
If you're familiar with the effects of dermal fillers, you might know that collagen production is often stimulated in the injected area. With a foot treatment, this can prolong the need to seek future relief in any form. With such an innovative approach, serious measures like surgery can be avoided in many cases.
And Botox? When injected, it is known to prevent excessive sweating, which can in turn, end that smelly foot problem.