The Benefits from Botox Treatment
Note: This article was written by a Botox dispensing doctor.
One of the reasons why I’m such a believer in Botox is that its immense versatility is unmatched. New uses for it seem to surface daily, and it’s so satisfying when patients see results from Botox that they never dreamed of obtaining in such a short visit.
Following are a few examples of benefits from botox treatment:
Help with Migraines – Benefits from Botox Treatment
It’s been proved that Botox helps with migraine headaches, a debilitating condition. The reason isn’t exactly clear, but I suspect that the muscle-relaxing effect of Botox has something to do with it. Another theory is that Botox has a positive effect on the pain transmitters in the face. A few years ago I treated a patient who I thought was exaggerating when she said her headache had disappeared immediately after she was injected with Botox. Today, however, I’m a believer in this application. Recently another patient told me that her crippling headaches had kept her home from work for two weeks and that to her, Botox was truly heaven-sent. Even one of the nurses in my Miami office uses Botox for this purpose; her headaches are so severe that she often has to turn off the lights in her office and rest her head. For many, the instant relief that Botox delivers in just a shot or two—with relief lasting as long as four months— is far more desirable than taking an endless stream of pain medication. Of course, no one complains about the side benefits!
Excessive Sweating – Benefits from Botox Treatment
It doesn’t classify as a cosmetic problem in the traditional sense, but profuse sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a big issue for a lot of people. Picture a supermodel walking down a runway with an armpit stain or a businessman sealing a deal with a clammy handshake and it becomes clear why many people are desperate for a solution. As it happens, the neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) that Botox affects in the face is the same one that triggers the sweat glands under the arms and in the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, and the forehead. Treating these areas with Botox temporarily reduces or even halts sweat production, with results lasting anywhere from six to eight months.
Chest – Benefits from Botox Treatment
Isn’t it odd to see a perfectly unlined face above a chest full of lines? I think so, and so do the patients whom I’ve treated in that area. I remember one patient in particular gushing about the thrill of waking up in the morning and not having a network of lines running in all directions.
Odds and Ends – Benefits from Botox Treatment
We already know that aging causes everything to droop, but the nose, too? Unfortunately, this is also true, and as a result the nose tends to appear longer. A tiny amount of Botox injected in the tip of the nose can help relax the muscle that is causing the droop. Another consequence of aging is loss of fat and muscle, and in the chin this manifests as a dimpled “cobblestone” effect. Again, a shot or two of Botox restores it quite well.