Medical conditions we treat with BOTOX®
BOTOX® is primarily known as a popular aesthetic treatment to reduce facial aging signs, helping women and men look years younger, but did you know it’s not just for fine lines and wrinkles? BOTOX injections can be used to treat a handful of medical conditions also. Below are the conditions that we treat with BOTOX at Pure Reflection:
Constant, excessive sweating can be embarrassing. The physical discomfort of feeling damp all the time, the stained clothes — it’s no fun. When small doses of BOTOX® are injected into the skin, they block nerves that supply the eccrine glands, which prevents the glands from producing sweat, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. The shots are shallow — just below the surface of the skin — and have been shown to reduce underarm sweating by 82 to 87 percent. Results may last up to a year.
Although Botox® injections are used for a wide range of cosmetic reasons, Botox® injection can be hugely beneficial to people who suffer from chronic migraines.
Injection BOTOX® therapy works as a prophylaxis by binding to muscles and inhibiting relaxation and contraction over 12 weeks. During each treatment session, multiple injections will be placed in affected areas around the neck and head. The treatment goal is to mitigate the symptoms of future headaches.
Results with Botox can last for about three months in terms of relief from migraine headaches, but the effectiveness can vary from one patient to another.
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Jaw Tension and TMJ
BOTOX® is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw.
Curious? Book a consult to see if Medical BOTOX® is right for you.
We meet with all Pure Reflection first-timers one-on-one to discuss skin gripes and goals before creating a results-driven personalized plan to make achieving good skin easy.