Medical Injectables

Botox® for Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as excessive sweating, can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. In some cases, problematic sweating is limited to one area of the body, such as the underarms or feet, a condition called focal hyperhidrosis. Other cases are more generalized, with sweating over large areas of the body. The most common areas affected by hyperhidrosis are the scalp, underarms, hands, feet and groin area.

Although Botox is most often associated with cosmetic wrinkle reduction, it is also a particularly effective treatment for focal hyperhidrosis. Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. In people with hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive. When you receive Botox injections directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you don’t sweat. 

Retreatment is typically needed every six months, as the nerves regenerate. Over time, however, patients can go longer between treatments.

Botox® for Migraines

Acute and chronic migraines are often underdiagnosed. If you suffer from numerous headaches (up to 15 days per month) and have up to 8 acute headaches per month resembling migraines, you need to follow up with your family physician to review your symptoms. You may be eligible for BOTOX injections for symptom relief and pain control caused by acute and chronic migraines after an accurate diagnoses combined with trying varied combination of medications. 

 

Botox works for migraine headaches by blocking chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Botox is like a roadblock in that pathway. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck.

Botox® for Bruxism

Bruxism can lead to pain, headaches, jaw problems and damaged teeth. However, research has shown that by injecting small doses of BOTOX directly into the masseter muscle (the large muscle that moves the jaw), the muscle is weakened enough to stop involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. This significantly relaxes the muscle thereby alleviating pain and reducing the wear and tear on the teeth due to grinding.

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