Shhhhh…Botox Can Treat More Than Wrinkles –

Botox is the most popular anti aging treatment. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses in a given area in order to relax the muscles responsible for wrinkles and it is especially effective for correcting angry lines, worry lines and crow’s feet. While everyone knows that the purified form of botulinum toxin A is an efficient wrinkle treatment,  Botox treats more than just wrinkles.

Migraines

Take note that the use of Botox as a migraine treatment is currently restricted to a few specialists. Moreover, you must be diagnosed with chronic migraines in order to benefit from the treatment. Even though it’s likely that the number of trained professionals will increase in time, you should make sure that the person injecting the substance has received the appropriate training.Even though Botox has been an FDA-approved treatment for migraines since 2010, the medical community has yet to unravel how the botulinum toxin works in treating chronic migraines. Research shows that the botulinum toxin inhibits the

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release of the neuroreceptors, which are believed to activate the central pain processing system that generates the migraine. The Botox is typically injected into seven areas around the forehead, temples, shoulders and neck every three

months to alleviate the symptoms.

Hyperhidrosis

While it happens to everyone when it’s hot and humid outside, some people sweat excessively just going about their daily lives. The latter category suffers from hyperhidrosis, a condition that doesn’t just manifest as excessive sweat in the palms, feet and armpits regions, but that is also usually accompanied by various skin infections as well. Because standard antiperspirants are ineffective in this case, physicians will typically inject Botox in the affected areas.

The FDA has approved the use of the botulinum toxin in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, which acts by blocking the signals that activate the sweat glands. The product is injected at the location of the sweat gland with an ultra-thin needle. It is important to note that Botox injections can only remedy the symptoms of excessive sweat for a limited time and they do not constitute a cure for the condition.

Jaw line reduction

More often than not, the excessive squareness of the jaw line is a sign of a strong Masseter muscle. While it is true a square jaw line  looks good on men, it is sometimes a less  feature for women. In fact, Asian women are often confronted with this issue and appeal to cosmetic surgery to obtain that feminine oval face.

Botox is a common treatment for jaw line reduction as the toxin can weaken the Masseter muscle and cause a reduction of the muscle. Patients will usually notice the first effects in approximately two weeks after they had the Botox injection and can expect to see a further softening of the jaw line over the course of 2-3 months.

To find out if Botox is right for you, please sign up for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gerstman today. www.drgerstman.com