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BOTOX suppresses muscle spasms

BOTOX is most famous as a wrinkle treatment, but it doesn’t work by changing the skin itself. Instead, by injecting a purified protein from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, a surgeon can deactivate and relax certain facial muscles. This has the effect of diminishing frown lines, laugh lines and wrinkles around the eyes, which are caused by overuse of these muscles.

This same effect can be used in other ways, to treat such conditions as neck spasms, crossed eyes and abnormal blinking. In fact, it was while researching this property that scientists in the 1980s discovered its tendency to reduce wrinkles.

It is sometimes called a lunchtime procedure, because the injection itself takes about ten minutes and you should be able to go about your day as normal afterwards. It won’t hurt, beyond a slight pinch. If you are taking BOTOX for wrinkles, you should begin to see results within one to two days. How good these results are will depend on the skill and experience of the doctor administering the BOTOX, so you should stay away from cheap, discounted or online BOTOX.

Migraines, sweating and other conditions

If you suffer from chronic migraine, you should know that It is also an FDA-approved preventative treatment for this. In medical tests it performs over 28 percent better than a placebo, preventing up to nine headache days a month. The FDA defines a case of chronic migraine as 15 or more headache days a month, with each headache lasting four hours or more, and has not approved the use of it to treat headaches that strike less often and do not last as long.

A recent study suggests that it may be useful in treating benign prostatic hyperplasis in cases where other treatments have failed and surgery is not recommended. In addition, injections of a weaker form of BOTOX into the underarms can reduce excessive sweating by temporarily blocking a chemical in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. Results should be noticeable within a week of taking BOTOX. The effect lasts for at least four to six months, and longer in some cases. It has yet to be approved by the FDA for use on other areas of the body, but studies suggest it may be effective in other cases.

BOTOX provider in Matthews, NC

The best place to go for BOTOX treatment in Matthews, NC is the Conner Family Health Clinic, a subscription medical practice. Dr. Conner has a lot of experience at working with BOTOX and will make a point of understanding what your goals are so as to develop the right treatment plan for you. If you are interested in any of the medical applications of BOTOX, make an appointment today.


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