Benefits of BOTOX®

Benefits of BOTOX®

BOTOX® used to be administered solely for the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, but it has a variety of uses nowadays. Some of these uses are even medical in nature, making BOTOX® so much more than a cosmetic drug.

Chronic Migraines

If you get more than 15 migraines a month lasting more than four hours, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® injections. The doctor may make multiple injections into seven different parts of your head and neck every 12 weeks.

You’ll need to commit to two or more separate treatments to see any difference, and if it starts to work, you’ll notice a decrease in headaches within 24 weeks.

If treatment is effective, you will have up to nine fewer headache days per month. 

Severe Underarm Sweating

If you have severe underarm sweating that isn’t controlled with prescription-strength deodorants, then BOTOX® injections will give you up to 201 days of reduced sweating.

BOTOX® works to paralyze the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands, telling the brain that the glands don’t need to produce sweat.

Many people think the sweat simply “backs up” into the body, but this is completely false. The glands stop producing sweat entirely. In studies, 51 percent of patients saw the desired result, while 81 percent of patients saw at least a 50 percent reduction in their sweating. 

Overactive Bladders

If you’re constantly feeling the urge to urinate and you’re always in a panic to find the nearest bathroom, it’s possible you have an overactive bladder. BOTOX® targets the nerves and the bladder muscle to block the signals that create an overactive bladder.

It’s uncontrollable muscle contractions that make you feel like you constantly have to empty your bladder. With these BOTOX® injections, it reduces the number of leakage episodes, reduces the strong need to urinate urgently, and decreases how many times a day you need to empty your bladder.

Getting these injections can take less than one hour in the doctor’s office and can require less than two visits a year for effective results. 

Cervical Dystonia

Cervical dystonia is when neck muscles painfully contract and force the neck into an abnormal position. BOTOX® may reduce the severity of the pain and how often it occurs.

The injections block signals from the brain that cause the muscles to overreact. The doctor injects the BOTOX® into the affected muscles, and you only need treatment every three months. 

If you’re tired of having to take a myriad of drugs and going to the doctor, BOTOX® can be a great treatment option for you. It doesn’t just block pain, discomfort, and a host of other symptoms, it prevents them. Make an appointment with Colton Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery today.