Understanding the Benefits of Botox

With a multitude of health benefits, it’s clear why Botox remains one of the most requested non-surgical cosmetic procedures today. Originally developed to treat facial muscle spasms, surgeons and pharma companies quickly noticed the many cosmetic benefits that Botox can provide. The muscle-relaxing agent, also known as botulinum toxin A, shows the immediate reversal of wrinkles with rapid recovery times.

But FDA-approved Botox injections can accomplish much more than dissipating wrinkles and fine lines. Performed as a simple outpatient procedure, board-certified plastic surgeons use Botox to erase brow lines, reduce unattractive wrinkles, treat persistent migraines, calm eye muscle spasms, and even block excessive sweating.

BOTOX for Aesthetics & Anti-Aging Treatment

Botox has a renowned reputation for yielding aesthetic improvements and anti-aging qualities for the face. When administered professionally by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Botox gives patients a naturally youthful appearance and a fully functional face. The injections smooth out the skin by paralyzing the tiny muscles whose contractions encourage wrinkles to form.

While patients have a plethora of over-the-counter anti-aging serums and creams to choose from, none have the significant anti-aging effects seen in Botox. The FDA-approved treatment is typically used for forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, reducing chin dimples, necklines, and softening a square jaw. Patients will experience a brief mild discomfort after a series of tiny injections. However, results are immediate, and patients can resume their daily activities after completing a session.

BOTOX for Migraines and Severe Headaches

“Chronic” migraines usually last four or more hours and may occur multiple times per month. As the most disabling form of headaches, migraines impact approximately 36 million Americans. Telltale symptoms can include a combination of nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and can profoundly affect family, work, and social life. With Botox, relief is available for many who suffer from these debilitating headaches.

The FDA approved Botox for migraines in 2010 after two studies found a major decrease in the frequency of headache days among participants (1,300+ adult chronic migraine patients in North America and Europe). A board-certified plastic surgeon can administer Botox treatments for chronic migraine headaches in 12-week intervals. Sessions consist of 31 injections into seven specific sites on the head and neck.

BOTOX for Relief of Muscle Spasms

Botox is still effectively used for its originally designed purpose — relieving muscle spasms near the eye. Known scientifically as Blepharospasm, this involuntary “eyelid twitch” is an irritating side effect of stress, fatigue, eye strain, irritated or dry eyes, nutritional imbalances, allergies, or medical side effects.

To rectify Blepharospasm, a series of small Botox injections calm and temporarily paralyze the twitching facial muscles. The injections typically last approximately three months and will require additional Botox sessions, since the muscle-relaxing effects eventually dissipate.

BOTOX for Excessive Sweating

Sweating is a normal bodily function, which becomes more evident in physically strenuous or mentally stressful situations. But some patients may sweat excessively for no apparent reason, which can negatively impact self-esteem. Luckily, patients diagnosed with Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating that’s unrelated to heat or exercise) can benefit from Botox’s sweat-blocking capabilities.

The muscle-relaxing agent temporarily blocks the chemicals in sweat glands that signal to your brain when to start sweating. A simple, one-visit procedure involves injections into the affected area.

Start Enjoying the Many Benefits of Botox

Botox opened the doors for plastic surgeons to treat more than wrinkles. From reducing severe migraines to relieving eye muscle spasms, Botox has a multitude of both cosmetic and health-related improvements. At Personal Plastic Surgery, our compassionate team will review your medical history while listening to your questions and concerns.

If you are looking for a Botox solution, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla near Millburn, West Orange, or Jersey City to discuss how Botox can meet your unique needs. Dial (973) 324-9455 to get started with the No.1 board-certified plastic surgeon in northern New Jersey!