When people hear about BOTOX®, the first thing they likely think about is a person who magically looks five or ten years younger. This is because in the vast majority of cases, this injectable is used as a way to reverse the effects of dynamic wrinkles.
However, there are many non-cosmetic reasons to use BOTOX®. When it is used for a medical purpose, it is often referred to as BOTOX® Therapeutic. The formulations are the same. What differs is how they are used.
BOTOX® Therapeutic can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
- TMJ syndrome
The product is usually administered in higher doses when it is used for medical purposes as opposed to cosmetic purposes. However, this depends on the unique situation.
One of the primary reasons why people have BOTOX® Therapeutic treatments performed is because they are suffering from migraines. The goal of the injections is to disrupt the neural signals that are sent to the muscles that cause migraines. As a result, when a person experiences a migraine, the symptoms they have are reduced. In some instances, a person can go an extended period of time without a migraine thanks to these treatments.
While many patients do experience a drastic level of relief using BOTOX® Therapeutic for their migraines, the relief they experience is neither immediate nor permanent. Whether it is used for cosmetic purposes or for medical purposes, a person will need to wait at least one or two weeks before they see full results.
In most cases, the results from this treatment will last for around three months to one year, depending on what is being treated. After this time, a person will need to get another treatment. Some migraine sufferers say that they did not experience relief until they had their second round of injections. However, results vary from patient to patient.
For many people, it is surprising to learn that BOTOX® is not just a cosmetic tool. It is a valuable resource that the medical community is using to help people deal with a wide range of infirmities. As previously mentioned, BOTOX® Therapeutic can also be used in the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and TMJ syndrome. This makes it an extremely versatile treatment.
To see if this treatment can benefit you, talk to the team at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre in Delta. Our team will be happy to evaluate your condition and come up with an effective treatment plan for your condition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.