A Botox injection is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is safe and is often used to treat wrinkles and frown lines.
It is a very popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. because it restricts muscle movement. Botox is also a relatively quick procedure, which adds to its appeal.
In addition to its obvious cosmetic benefits, Botox can be used to treat several medical conditions and can alternatively be used to manage pain. Botox can also be used to treat the following conditions:
– If you suffer from migraine headaches, it can help reduce the frequency of chronic migraines.
– Botox can help with cervical dystonia by reducing involuntary contractions in the neck muscles.
– It reduces excessive sweating caused by the condition hyperhidrosis.
– Botox reduces incontinence caused by an overactive bladder.
– It is used to help people who have lazy eye, eye spasms or twitches by controlling the contraction of the muscles that cause these spasms and twitches and asymmetric eye position.
– Botox can be used to treat some muscle and neurological disorders because the injection interrupts the nerve signals that causes the muscles to contract, helping them to relax.
– If you suffer from bad acne and have not been able to find a treatment that works, Botox may be able to help. It can help curb acne breakouts because it reduces facial oil production that contributes to breakouts.
– Botox is also used to treat the neuromuscular condition that causes hemifacial spasms.
– Finally, sufferers of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) can find relief with Botox injections. It relaxes the jaw muscles and prevents them from locking up.
How often you should get botox depends on why you are getting the procedure. If you are getting it for cosmetic purposes, injections are usually done every couple of months. Some Botox treatments can last three to four months. When used to treat medical conditions and alleviate pain, Botox injections may be given closer together. They may be given as frequently as every two weeks. It will depend on the severity of your condition, and the treatment plan that you and your physician come up with.