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Benefits of Botox Treatments

Holly Klock - Monday, May 15, 2017 - 


There are various misconceptions individuals have about Botox treatments and the way that they work. More and more professionals are using Botox treatments to serve their patients the care that they desire. All of us eventually must deal with lines and wrinkles in our skin that are associated with aging. However, not only can Botox assist in diminishing the appearance of these wrinkles, but Botox treatments can also assist to alleviate certain conditions for individuals. Read below to learn how Botox treatments could benefit individuals with certain conditions today.

Crow’s Feet and Frown lines

Caused by the skin losing its elasticity, fine wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines on the forehead are one of the most common concerns for an individual considering Botox treatments. As we age, our skin becomes thinner because our collagen production decreases. Nerve endings in the skin are still active, therefore, a collagen decrease results in the skin presenting a sharp fold when we smile or frown. Botox works directly on those nerves, preventing signals to the brain. The nerves themselves are not damaged, nor is the muscle tissue. The result is less tension on the skin due to the decrease in muscle contraction which prevents the skin from wrinkling.




Jaw Tension and TMJ

Jaw tension and TMJ are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. We don’t know for certain how many people have these disorders, but some estimates suggest that over 10 million Americans are affected. When Botox is injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, it can relieve symptoms associated with these conditions. It relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often the unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain. The treatments often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, it can even minimize lock jaw.





Hyperhidrosis is the medical term of excessive sweating. If you’ve ever experienced the appearance of sweat stains on your clothes and wish there was something you could do about it, then you should consider Botox treatments. For many men and women, excess sweating Botox treatments are effective in stopping sweat production by inhibiting chemicals that stimulate sweat glands.



If you want to learn more information about how you could benefit from Botox, call our office at (337) 704-2126. 



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