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Botox – Therapeutic

What is Therapeutic Botox

Not only is Botox used for preventative and anti-aging cosmetic purposes, but it can also be used therapeutically for specific medical conditions. Botox relaxes muscle activity which can be beneficial for patients as a pain therapy treatment. The botulinum toxin blocks the nerve signals to the muscle, and in turn, decreases the muscle’s ability to produce sweat which will help in areas of excessive sweating.

 

Who is Therapeutic Botox for

Therapeutic Botox should be administered by a licensed physician and can be used for the following conditions:

 

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating): Commonly afflicted areas that can be treated with Botox include the forehead, underarms, soles of feet, and palms of hands.

 

Frey Syndrome: This condition can sometimes result after facial surgery and parotid gland removal. It involves sweating on one side of the face while eating.

 

TMJ/Bruxism  (jaw pain/teeth grinding/teeth clenching): Many times pain and damage to teeth can be treated with Botox injections into the masseter muscles of the jaw to relieve symptoms associated with clenching of the jaw and grinding of the teeth. While existing damage to the TMJ joint cannot be repaired, further damage can be prevented. 

 

Migraine/headache relief: Injections in certain points along the scalp and neck can help reduce and prevent pain from migraine and chronic headaches.

 

Post Injury: Either from accidental trauma or surgery, pain and asymmetry may result. Botox may be able to help.

 

Facial Asymmetry: Common causes of facial asymmetry include Bells Palsy, stroke, surgery, injury. Asymmetry usually bothers our patients more than their inability to move one side of their face compared to the other. Botox may be able to help the facial muscles appear to be more symmetrical. 

Why Therapeutic Botox

As a non-invasive treatment, Botox can significantly reduce pain and discomfort so you can live daily life with more ease.

Where is Therapeutic Botox injected

This is dependent on the specific therapeutic treatment that you may need. For most therapeutic Botox treatments, the common areas are the face and the jaw. For areas of excessive sweating, the most common areas are the palms of the hands, underarms, and soles of the feet.

Botox – Therapeutic

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