Botox injections are an FDA-approved, anti-aging treatment in which a low dose of botulinum toxin is injected. This treatment can be used to counteract cosmetic and medical conditions including wrinkles, migraines, hair rejuvenation, hyperhidrosis and spasticity.
Here are some of the benefits of Botox for your body and lifestyle:
Reduce Chronic Migraine Pain
Patients with intense migraines or recurring headaches can find relief with a Botox injection. This process involves a series of injections around the head and neck that decrease the severity and frequency of chronic migraines or headaches. This can also help treat the side effects of migraines, such as nausea, sensitivity and vomiting.
Hair Botox treatments rejuvenate and regenerate the hair around the scalp. This cosmetic treatment contains a blend of collagen, proteins and antioxidants that results in thicker, softer and healthier hair. This can be beneficial for those who want to reduce dandruff, keep your scalp clean and stimulate hair growth.
Reduce Wrinkles and Lift Face
The most widely recognized benefit of Botox is the application to the face and wrinkles. Patients who receive Botox treatments are injected with a diluted form of a safe toxin that causes the relaxation of overactive muscles that cause lines to form across the face. This results in a rejuvenation and lifting of the face. Botox can help reduce crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles, wrinkles in forehead, and also raise eyebrows and eyelids.
Stop Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating across in the underarms, head or face, hands, feet and across the body. A weak form of Botox injections can be used to treat this condition temporarily, interrupting the signal from the nerves that triggers excessive sweating. Botox treatment can help counteract excessive sweating for 4-5 months before the area needs to be retreated.
One of the most recent and innovative breakthroughs in the use of botulinum toxin involves its applications to stroke and cerebral palsy patients. Now Botox injections can help any patient who suffers from spastic movement regain movement and control in their arms and hands. This can help anyone diagnosed with limb spasticity, a condition resulting in the muscles becoming overactive in the arms and legs. With a Botox treatment injected directly into the overacting muscles, it interrupts the signal telling muscles to move and contract, giving relief to patients.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of botox or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Integrated Dermatology of Reno, your dermatologist in Reno, NV at (775) 829-1212. Or come in and visit us in person at 6630 S. McCarren Blvd, Reno, NV 89509. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation!