Botox and its Many Benefits - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Botox and its Many Benefits

The cosmetic use of Botox was accidentally discovered in 1987 and its popularity today has soared to greater heights in treating wrinkles and fine lines. Apart from its wrinkle-smoothing properties, Botox is also used in the treatment of these 3 areas: excessive sweating, neck muscle disorders and eye muscle disorders. Dr. Larry Weinstein caters to clients who would like to have a New York Botox session for more youthful looking skin.

1. An injection of Botox primarily works by paralyzing the muscles injected with the botulinum toxin. The lesser a muscle moves, the less likely a wrinkle will develop. It is often injected into the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

2. The wrinkle-fighting toxin is also shown to be effective in treating migraine headaches. A study by the National Institutes of Health found out that when Botox is administered into the forehead, shoulder and neck, tension is relieved from the muscles resulting to reduced pain impulses into the nervous system. The results of the study prompted the FDA to approve the use of Botox in treating migraine headaches.

3. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is treated with several injections of Botox. Other applications of Botox which is currently under investigation include treatment of spasmodic dystonia, a neurological disorder which affects the larynx muscles. A recent study is observing its use in treating chronic pain in both the neck and the back.

4. In a study of 16 children with cerebral palsy, it has been revealed that Botox helped reduce spasticity amongst the patients. Their walking patterns has also improved as well as their ankle’s range of motion.

5. The National Institutes of Health has also revealed that Botox can be employed in the treatment of individuals who suffer from a highly active urinary bladder. When Botox is injected, the bladder tends to relax while increasing its capacity. The relaxing effect to the overactive bladder is said to last for months. This recent discovery has greatly benefited patients suffering from spinal injuries and disorders where bladder function has been compromised.

6. As eye muscles are temporarily relaxed with an injection of Botox, patients with eye disorders such as blepharospasm and strabismus can profoundly benefit from small yet consistent doses of a Botox injection.

Botox has certainly become so popular with numerous uses in the field of medicine – whether in cosmetic surgery or rehabilitative treatments. For more information on how Botox can work for your unwanted facial lines and creases, we invite you to visit Dr. Weinstein the soonest! Contact us for a personal consultation today.

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