Beyond Cosmetic: Botox as a Medical Treatment
Botox injections are popular treatments for wrinkles—their toxin stops target muscles from moving for a certain period, allowing the overlying skin to lie flat. They are most commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine facial lines. However, Botox in Virginia Beach can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Botox can treat chronic migraine headaches by reducing their duration. A study showed that about half of the people who had two rounds of Botox injections reported that the treatment reduced their number of headache-filled days in half.
Doctors attribute this effect on migraines to Botox’s ability to stop neurotransmitters from carrying pain signals from the brain to the nerve endings around your neck and head. You can get Botox injections in your neck or head every 12 weeks to prevent headaches.
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, Botox in Virginia Beach can help manage your excessive sweating. It works by stopping the nerve signals responsible for controlling your sweat glands from becoming active.
Botox can be injected into the sweat glands using a very fine needle. Multiple injections may be given depending on how much the target area needs.
You will need to wait three to four days for the injections to work. The results may last for as long as six months, and follow-up visits will be necessary to extend results. According to a study, those who received Botox say their excessive sweating lessened by over 85 percent.
Botox shots can be used relieve the signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Put an end to your headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms of TMJ with Botox. The injections paralyze specific jaw muscles to lessen the pain and jaw clicks, improve jaw mobility, and manage jaw hyperactivity or hypermobility.
Botox injections can help manage your muscle spasms. This treatment can address twitching eyelids or facial muscles, eye-movement disorders like lazy eye, or cervical dystonia, which causes the neck and head to turn or twist.
Botox is injected directly into the affected muscle. It weakens the spasms and blocks the nerve signals, paralyzing the muscles. It helps the nervous system develop healthier muscle nerves, reducing spasticity. Botox stops the muscles from tightening and encourages them to produce normal nerve communication.
An overactive bladder causes the feeling of needing to pee urgently and frequently. It may even lead to incontinence if not addressed right away. Fortunately, Botox administered by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon can stop the bladder wall muscles from contracting excessively, reducing urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence.
Botox may keep an overactive bladder under control for about six to nine months, depending on the patient. You may need further Botox treatments.
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At The Choe Center, we offer numerous procedures, including non-surgical procedures. If you’re interested in injectables like Botox, we’ll be happy to answer any questions. Contact The Choe Center today to schedule your consultation.