Combating wrinkles and crow’s feet with Botox is one of the most popular procedures done in our plastic surgery practice. Botox is made from a safe, purified form of a botulinum toxin. It has many benefits that go beyond an improved appearance. Let’s take a look at how Botox injections at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa can benefit you.
Treats Brow Ptosis
Also known as drooping brow, Ptosis can make patients look tired and unhappy. Injections of Botox freezes the muscles that are associated with the brow, which makes them relaxed and appear lifted. When this procedure is performed properly, it will help this area stay lifted.
Mild hyperhidrosis can often be successfully treated with medication but it doesn’t work for some patients. The excessive sweating produced by this condition is not only embarrassing but also uncomfortable. Botox injections are a viable alternative for those who have a more severe form.
Botox works in two ways: blocking the signals from the brain that alert the body to sweat and acting as a shield for sweat glands. It’s particularly effective for those who have excessive sweating in localized areas such as the hands or armpits. Note that injections must be repeated every several months to remain effective.
Stops Eye Twitching and Squinting
If your eyes frequently twitch or if you have developed the habit of squinting, both conditions can affect your vision. Eye twitches can also be particularly uncomfortable. Botox injections can help relax the muscles that spasm and cause eyes to twitch.
Alleviates Migraine Headache Pain
Botox doesn’t exactly stop migraine pain. In fact, researchers aren’t sure why injections work, but once you have received Botox, you’re often able to better deal with the pain that migraine headaches create.
Botox may possibly affect the sensory nerve that sends messages to the brain while also relaxing muscles involved in migraine headaches. Those who have received Botox injections for migraines indicate the instances of headaches drops by about 50% and that headaches that do occur are less severe.
Treats Bell’s Palsy
Botox is one of the most effective treatments for the partial facial paralysis produced by Bell’s Palsy. It’s often used with facial retraining to produce a longer-lasting effect.
The injections address asymmetrical facial movement by relaxing muscles and preventing them from contracting in areas that are hyperactive due to the palsy. The treatment is applied to the non-affected side of the face and is also used for helping prevent tics that often result from this condition.
Reduces Enlarged Prostate Glands in Men
Injecting Botox directly into the prostate gland can help reduce its size in older men as well as possibly preventing urinary tract infections. Frequent urination is also significantly reduced. By reducing the size of the gland, the flow of urine is improved.
If you are interested in learning more about how Botox can improve any of these conditions or improve facial appearance, call Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa at 952-955-9833 for a free consultation to learn if Botox is right for you. You can also contact us on the web.