The Many Uses of Botox®
Did you know that, in addition to being an effective anti-aging weapon, Botox® is used for a variety of medical conditions? While we do not practice all Botox® applications at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, we do use Botox® to treat excessive sweating in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Botox® is so much more than a cosmetic procedure. While also offering the tremendous anti-aging benefits, Botox® improves the quality of day-to-day for people with a variety of medical complaints.
Whether it’s stress or a medical condition, excess sweating can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Botox® blocks the release of acetycholine, the chemical that stimulates sweat glands. The most popular sites of injection are in the face or under the arms, where the most active sweat glands sit. Botox® treatments for excessive sweating are usually effective for 6 to 12 months.
Did you know that Botox® can help relieve migraine pain? In 2010, the FDA approved Botox® for the treatment of chronic migraine pain. Doctors inject the Botox® into areas of tension, such as the temples and forehead to reduce added tension. Because of its relaxing muscle relaxing properties, Botox® reduces the strain on the nervous system and lessens migraine pain.
We do not use Botox® to treat migraines specifically at AlluraDerm, but many of our patients who use it as an anti-wrinkle treatment report that their headaches have lessened since receiving Botox®. Treatments are recommended every 3 months for migraine relief.
A sometimes embarrassing and often inconvenient medical condition, an overactive bladder is a result of overly tense muscles. When a small amount of Botox® is injected, the muscles are relaxed and the frequent urge to urinate dissipates. The treatment is also used for incontinence for older patients.
If you suffer from a medical condition that causes muscle spasms or stiffness, you could receive relief in your day-to-day with Botox® injections. Botox® is especially effective for eye spasms and eye crossing, improving overall appearance and enhancing quality of life.
Contact our Medical Spa for Botox in Albuquerque, NM
At AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, Dr. Victor Mancha administers all Botox® personally and is one of the top 1% of Botox injectors worldwide. Contact our Albuquerque, New Mexico med spa at 505-821-9630 today to schedule an appointment.