Botox is commonly used to minimize the appearance of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are several benefits of medical Botox. At Remagin in Windermere, our plastic surgeon can help you understand some of the uses of medical Botox and how it may be beneficial to your overall wellness.
Blepharospasm, or eyelid muscle spasms, can cause frequent and uncontrollable blinking, watery eyes, irritation or pain of the eyeball, and closing of the lids. These spasms can make it hard to do everyday things, such as using a computer or driving a car. Botox injections in the muscles can relieve the twitches for up to several months at a time.
Hemifacial spasm is a persistent and chronic condition where there is an involuntary and irregular contraction of the muscles on just one-half of the face. It can have no apparent cause or it can be caused by a tumor or facial nerve injury. While imaging is done to rule out a case for it, Botox can help relax the muscle spasms. Treatment will usually last three to four months but some may be able to last longer.
A plastic surgeon may perform a tarsorrhaphy to protect the cornea where there is exposure because of inadequate lid coverage, It may be necessary when receiving botox, but our professionals will discuss what will be necessary for you.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition where a person sweats unpredictably and excessively. People with this condition can even sweat when they are at rest or when the temperature is cool. Botox can appear as a shield to the sweat glands. It is helpful for localized excessive sweating in the feet, hands, or armpits. While the procedure may need to be repeated every few months, it does cut down on sweating.
Botox injections into the muscles in the neck and head about every three months can stop migraines from happening as often and can also help lessen the effects of chronic migraines.
To discover the medical benefits of Botox and to discuss your condition with a plastic surgeon visit Remagin to see how medical Botox can be the right choice for you. If you are in Windermere, FL, call (407) 530- 3685 to make an appointment today.