When most people hear the word Botox® they immediately associate it with aesthetic procedures, but it is a versatile treatment and the benefits are more than skin deep. Botox® is a neuromuscular blocker, which means it paralyses the nerves into which it is injected. And because nerves and muscles are linked to a host of different medical conditions, the treatment can be used for a diverse range of problems.
Are you one of the many people who suffer with chronic migraines? If so, you may find treatment with Botox® helps relieve your symptoms.
In 2012 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (more commonly known as NICE) approved Botox® as a preventative treatment for chronic migraine. And in a study published by the Migraine Trust, treatment with Botox® to the head and neck region every 12 weeks for just over a 56 week period, halved headaches in 70% of patients who otherwise suffered attacks 20 days each month.
When choosing a clinician, experience matters. Treatment by an experienced, qualified doctor increases the chance of a positive outcome, so if you are considering this treatment, speak to our experts to see if we can help you.
For excess sweating
Sweating is a natural, essential process that keeps the body cool, helps eliminate toxins and fight skin infections. Hyperhidrosis — excessive sweating — is a common condition that can leave you feeling uncomfortable and self conscious. When severe sweating gets in the way of daily activities and your usual personal hygiene routine isn’t working, you may want to consider Botox® treatment.
Excessive sweating under the arms, on the hands and feet and forehead can be treated with Botox®, a prescription-only medicine that has been shown to alleviate symptoms. A small quantity of Botox® is injected into the muscles around the sweat glands, this paralyses the muscle and blocks the nerve signals to the sweat glands. The clinical improvements from a single treatment can last up to 7 months.
For Masseteric Hypertrophy
The masseter muscle is one of the four essential muscles used in chewing. If you are one of the estimated 50% of the adult population who grind or clench your teeth, you may be experiencing the side effects of worn teeth, headaches, jaw joint pain and muscle spasm (TMJDS and Masseteric Hypertrophy).
When the masseter muscles become overdeveloped, they can give a square look to your jaw. This is called Masseteric Hypertrophy and can affect the balance of your face, leaving you self-conscious about a “strong/square jaw” appearance.
Botox can help these symptoms and appearance by reducing the power some of the jaw muscles can elicit, reducing their size. In many cases, regular treatment will achieve the best long-term outcome, usually every 3-4 months.
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