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Botox/Fillers

BOTOX COSMETIC

Botox is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults.

 

So, you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines. It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime.

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HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?

Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can't contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften. It can also be used for lip lines and for the chin and corner of the mouth and neck.

HOW LONG DOES A BOTOX INJECTION LAST?

The effects from Botox will last three to four months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.

BOTOX MEDICAL

Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.


They’re also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Sweating is a normal reaction when your body's working harder and needs to cool itself down. True excessive sweating goes beyond the normal physical need to sweat. If you have hyperhidrosis, you may sweat heavily for no reason - when it's not appropriate to the circumstances. The most common cause of excessive sweating is called primary focal hyperhidrosis.

WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?

Experts aren't sure, but primary focal hyperhidrosis seems to stem from a minor malfunction in the nervous system. There's some evidence that it could run in families and can interfere with your quality of life.

WHAT CAN TRIGGER HYPERHIDROSIS?

There are many possibilities, including a number of different medical conditions and diseases. They include:

Menopause

Pregnancy

Thyroid problems

Diabetes

Alcoholism

Certain Medications

Infectious diseases like tuberculosis

Parkinson's disease

Rheumatoid arthritis

Stroke

Heart failure

Cancers like leukemia and lymphoma

CAN BOTOX HELP?

While there is no cure for primary focal hyperhidrosis, there are ways to help control the symptoms. Injections of Botox can temporarily stop the nerves from triggering excessive sweating. It is approved for treatment of excessive underarm sweating.

MIGRAINES

Migraines are a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. It’s frequently characterized by intense, debilitating headaches.

 

Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines often run in families and affect all ages.

DOES BOTOX WORK FOR MIGRAINE HEADACHES?

Botox, was approved in 2010 for adults who get chronic migraines. That means you have both: A history of migraine headaches. Headaches (including tension-type) on most days (15 or more) of the month of which 8 are migraine.

 

It is not an approved treatment if you: Get headaches 14 or fewer days each month Have other types of headaches, like cluster. Botox works for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain.

 

Botox is like a roadblock in that pathway. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?

You'll get several shots of Botox around your head and neck once every 12 weeks to dull or prevent migraine headaches. You may need 30 to 40 shots in all, and you'll get an equal number on each side of your head.

 

If you have migraine pain in one particular spot, you may need more shots there. You could see results 2 to 3 weeks after your first treatment. You should only get this type of Botox treatment from a doctor who's trained to give these shots for chronic migraine headaches rather than for wrinkles or other cosmetic uses.

MUSCLE SPASMS

Botox injections can relieve pain caused by other muscle-related conditions, such as cervical dystonia and spasticity (neck muscle stiffness and spasms).

 

These studies show that the duration of pain relief offered by Botox varies from about three to- six months, depending on the disorder.

HOW DOES BOTOX HELP MUSCLE PAIN?

Botox works by binding to the nerve-muscle junction, thereby blocking the nerves that cause muscle contraction. The muscle then relaxes resulting in reduced resting tone and response to nerve stimulation. This effect usually occurs around two to four weeks after the injection.

HOW IS IT USED?

Using Botox to relax the muscle before therapy maximizes the potential for rehabilitation and repair of damaged muscle tissue, strengthening of weakened muscles caused by spasms, and relieving pain.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

Treating pain with Botox injections may also have an advantage over oral pain medications because the effects of the injection are local and does not cause the type of side effects commonly associated with oral pain medications, such as sedation, fatigue, and dizziness.