Although BOTOX® was originally created to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that develop in the facial area due to aging, after ample research doctors have discovered that BOTOX® has a variety of other medical applications and benefits.
1. Reducing and Preventing Facial Wrinkles
To get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, BOTOX® is injected into the muscles that are usually the underlying cause of wrinkles. This allows the muscles to relax around the injection site, making the skin smooth again and reducing the amount of wrinkles.
2. Correcting Eye Conditions
BOTOX® can also be used to correct physical eye problems such as Lazy eyes, strabismus (crossed-eyes), and blepharospasm (rapid eye blinking). The neurotoxin in the BOTOX® serum also stops the effects of eye twitching and squinting that’s oftentimes a symptom of stress and muscle weakness.
3. Stop Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating, also referred to as hyperhidrosis, doesn’t always stop once you start using antiperspirant. While deodorants are a recommended first line of defense against excessive sweating, if you’re still experiencing issues there is hope!
This treatment not only helps with the effects of hyperhidrosis, but it can also reverse the effects of stress sweat as well. It has a way of blocking acetylcholine, the chemical in the body that activates the sweat glands. It is specifically successful in areas of the body that are more prone to sweating like armpits. For long-term relief, it is advised that patients in Nashville seek additional injections as needed to maintain the results.
4. Incontinence Treatment
BOTOX® is generally a last resort for overactive bladder treatment. However, if other treatments prove to be ineffective, then your doctor may recommend BOTOX® injections to reduce incontinence due to overactive bladder.
5. Relief for Migraines
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of migraines. The neurotoxin used in the BOTOX® serum will start to affect the nerves and prevent both muscle tension responses and pain transmission that comes from headaches.
How Long Does It Take To See Results From Botox Migraine Treatments?
Normally it takes a few treatments for full results to set in. So you might not experience full relief from your migraines until the second or third treatment.
6. Treating Neck Spasms
Another benefit of BOTOX® injections is they can help to reduce the effects of a condition called cervical dystonia. This condition often occurs due to abnormal head positioning and usually leads to severe neck pain. BOTOX® prevents and reduces neck muscle spasms by inhibiting the nerves that cause the muscles to spasm.
7. Removing Visible Signs of Aging
One of the most common and well-recognized of all BOTOX® treatments, this serum has been shown to be effective at reducing the signs of aging, especially for reducing wrinkles. Specifically, BOTOX® injections prevent and reduce dynamic wrinkles by inhibiting the nerve signals that trigger facial expressions.
When you work with an aesthetician to set up an effective BOTOX® treatment plan you can see improvement with several types of facial wrinkles, including:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Forehead lines
- Fine lines and wrinkles
BOTOX® injections can also be paired with other cosmetic treatments to help rejuvenate your face, without ever having to have surgery. You can also pair your BOTOX® treatments with restorative dermal fillers like Juvederm.
Non-invasive injectables, such as BOTOX®, have truly become one of the best ways to gain the look of youthfulness and revitalization in a fast, effective, and affordable manner. Set up an appointment with Garza Plastic Surgery to start your anti-aging BOTOX® treatments.
8. Treating TMJ
BOTOX® has been approved for the treatment of TMJ since 2002. It’s been recognized as both safe and effective. The nerve-inhibiting properties of BOTOX® help people who suffer from TMJ to reduce and alleviate symptoms.
9. Reducing Joint Pain
If you’re experiencing undue amounts of joint pain, arthritis, or overuse pain, BOTOX® injections can help reduce the pain you’re experiencing.
10. Reducing the Appearance of Crow’s Feet
Finally, just like how BOTOX® injections can help reduce the signs of large dynamic wrinkles on your face, injectable treatments in Nashville will help reduce the signs of crow’s feet appearing around your eyes.
Other medical uses for botox injections
If you suffer from chronically cold hands, BOTOX® injections might be able to help. The injections will help the muscles in your hands relax so your blood vessels can dilate, and thus improve your circulation.
Additionally, BOTOX® can help treat the effects of Bell’s palsy, which is a condition that paralyzes the muscles in one side of your face.
These uses may not necessarily be addressed at a cosmetic surgery clinic, but your doctor may refer you to a plastic surgeon or aesthetician if they determine BOTOX® is the right treatment for your condition.
What is the most popular Botox treatment?
The most common areas to get botox are the forehead lines, crows feet and frown lines. You’ve probably heard of the forehead-frown lines referred to as 11s due to the prominent deep vertical wrinkles that can set in.
How much does botox cost in Nashville?
Botox is applied in units and differs patient-to-patient depending on how many units are necessary.. A consultation is necessary to find out a cost. Give us a call today to discuss.
How long does botox last?
The overall results of BOTOX® injections will differ depending on the patient. But, in general, the effects of BOTOX® can last anywhere from 3 to 5 months. First-time patients may see their results last as long as 6 months, while other patients may only notice results for as short as 2 months.
Keep in mind that BOTOX® treatments are part of an overall treatment plan, and not a one-and-done solution for fighting wrinkles. After your first treatment, you will need to set up regular follow-up appointments to maintain your results.