Though Botox was discovered to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles, it was soon discovered that it can help with several other surprising issues, including migraines and excessive sweating.
Do you suffer from chronic migraines? Are they affecting your life, your job and even your family? If you have a history of migraine headaches (15 or more a month), have you ever considered Botox as a treatment option? When Botox was first introduced as a treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, it was coincidentally discovered that it had another effect – improving headaches. In 2010 OnabotulinumtoxinA aka Botox, was approved for adults who suffer from chronic migraines.
Treatment involves getting several injections around your head and neck to dull or prevent migraine headaches. Some patients may require 30 to 40 shots in all, with an equal number of injections in each side of the head. You could see results within two to three weeks after your first treatment. Contact us today and book an appointment with either Dr. James Kim or Dr. Lecia Buys to find out if this is the right option for you.
Another Botox treatment option Vineyard Medical Clinic provides to our patients is for Axillary Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating. This is a common disorder, but one that can have a large impact on the quality of your life. Most people with the condition find they’re socially uncomfortable as they constantly stress about sweat marks. The condition typically occurs most often under the arms, on the palms of hands and feet. Sweating can be embarrassing. But, with the right treatment, it may also be something that can be cured.
Botox was approved as a treatment to cure excessive underarm sweating in 2004. Treatment can last anywhere from four to six months, with that time frame increasing as you continue with injections. Many people require around 100 units of Botox to stop underarm sweat. While the cause of Hyperhidrosis is not known, generally people believe genetics play a role. Finding a solution may be as simple as calling us to meet with Dr. Kim or Dr. Buys.