Botox; More Than Beauty
by Michael Wong·
Botox; More Than Beauty
By Charissa Lau
While Botox is often associated with cosmetic applications, its therapeutic benefits extend beyond skincare! Did you know that there are other approved usages of botox that include: sweating, lazy eye, cervical dystonia, eyelid spasms, urinary incontinence, facial spasms or chronic migraine headaches? After the treatment of most conditions, it would take 2 weeks for the full effect of the toxin. I won’t go into all of the technical science-y specifics but if you’ve heard of inflammation then you must understand there is a whole mechanism that takes place because of the cells releasing “inflammatory mediators” into the body. Botox has been shown to not only relax muscles but in the case of migraines or other cases where the patient experiences pain. Join us as we unravel the science behind Botox's effectiveness and its transformative power in enhancing wellness and quality of life.
People suffering from chronic migraines not cause by other conditions that have tried everything can rejoice knowing that they can try Botox. Chronic migraines are defined as a headache which is on ≥15 days or more per month, for 3 months. It has been shown to be effective in reducing the pain severity, frequency and in the end can reduce visits to the doctor or absence from work or other responsibilities.
The injections will be around the side of your head above the ears, back of the neck, and trapezius muscles. The effects will again be and it is suggested that this should be maintained every 12 weeks according to the European Headache Federation.
It is very important to note that you should only try this if you have investigated any other possible causes of the migraines and have tried a few pain modalities before considering neurotoxin. In any case, Botox for chronic migraine has been proven to be safe.
Characterized by excessive sweating, Hyperhidrosis can significantly impact an individual's self-esteem and daily life. Therapeutic Botox offers a life-changing solution by reducing sweat production in the affected areas. The general treatment process for those that are good candidates benefit from a Short treatment time after numbing cream has been applied for a time and then removed right before. Are you ready for renewed confidence and comfort through the summertime? In addition to sweaty armpits, you can also inject sweaty palms as well. The results of Botox in the armpit can last up to 10 months while palmar Botox may last 3-6 months.
Cervical Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions in the neck, leading to abnormal head movements and positions. Botox injections can provide relief by relaxing the affected muscles and reduces pain and discomfort. Botox is injected at several points in the back of your neck including the trapezius muscles to relieve tension.
Therapeutic Botox offers renewed hope and empowerment to individuals living with hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, and chronic migraines. Through its remarkable impact on reducing excessive sweating, relieving muscle contractions, and alleviating the burden of chronic migraines, Botox has most definitely transformed lives and enhanced overall well-being. Although temporary, it is comforting knowing that the effects don’t have to be permanent but can also be administered in a short treatment time after a thoughtful consultation. By understanding the science and treatment process behind Botox for these conditions, individuals can make informed decisions.
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