The Health Benefits of BOTOX®

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In a previous blog, we talked about the cosmetic benefits of BOTOX® for a more youthful appearance. Today, Dr. David E. Pearson would like to talk about the functional benefits of BOTOX and how this injectable medication can be used to lower reoccurring migraines, treat TMJ disorder and lessen excessive sweating for patients in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

OnabotulinumtoxinA, as it is medically known, is a neuromuscular blocking medication which is injected into the muscles of the face and paralyzing the muscle. Let’s take a look at three health conditions BOTOX can help relieve:

–Sweat is created on the body when the tiny muscles surrounding the sweat glands squeeze the liquid out of the skin. As BOTOX paralyzes these tiny muscles, the sweat glands don’t function as usual, inhibiting the production of the liquid and keeping you drier.

–When BOTOX is injected into one’s head and neck area every 12 weeks or so to treat chronic migraines, it can prevent migraines before they even have a chance to start. This works because certain muscular mechanisms have been cited in the formation of migraines.

–When it comes to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and the accompanying soreness from jaw pain and uncomfortable tension in the jaw, BOTOX injections have been shown to effectively relieve this pain as well as the tension headaches resulting from bruxism, or teeth grinding.

With BOTOX, your treatment leaves you free from surgical incisions and stitches, allowing you to be treated without worrying about needing time to recover from the procedure. This means you can go back to your normal daily routine after the treatment. It is also quick and easy to administer.

Depending on your situation, we might help you relax and be more comfortable by icing the area to be treated or using a topical numbing cream to prepare the area. After we have injected the medication into your muscles, you can begin to feel results fairly quickly, anywhere from 24-48 hours after the procedure. You can expect your results to last for up to four months.

If you would like to have a consultation with Dr. David E. Pearson in the Lawrenceville and Snellville, Georgia, area to learn how BOTOX can benefit your health, we invite you to give us a call today at 770.995.9051. Our experienced team looks forward to keeping you smiling and pain-free!