Botox is known world over not only for its cosmetic benefits but also medical uses. It is used to temporarily remove facial wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines etc. Besides, Botox in Los Angeles
may also be used in hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating in the underarms. Also, people with cervical dystonia may look to Botox for severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions. Other conditions may include uncontrolled blinking, misaligned eyes (crossed eyes), headaches especially migraines etc. When injected, Botox works to block nerve signals that keep the muscles from contracting. Basically, it paralyzes the muscles to relax them and smoothen out.
Before starting the procedure, the patient undergoes a consultation with the doctor where the doctor evaluates the patient for suitability for the procedure. The doctor will discuss the procedure and determines how many units of Botox would be required for the treatment. Botox is administered using injections, upto 15 injections. However, the Botox unit mentioned above may vary depending on the area being injected. Another factor to consider is for what purpose Botox treatment is done. If it is done for medical purpose, the injection dose is higher than that required when using it for cosmetic purpose.
One of the common medical conditions where Botox is used is migraine. A migraine is recurrent headaches due to nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sounds. The pain experienced may be mild, moderate or severe. Some factors that may trigger
migraines are stress, lack of sleep, alcohol, weather changes, missed meals, dehydration etc. It is recommended that an individual try to get treated for migraines as soon as possible. Any delay in the treatment may make the condition unable to respond to medicines. Earlier, the treatment was done by controlling the factors that cause migraine. Nowadays, with the doctors given a go ahead for using Botox for migraines
more number of people are opting for it.
Botox is an easy procedure that allows a person to go back to work after the treatment. There may be some minor bruises that look like bee stings. The patient needs to stay upright for upto 4 hours so that Botox doesn’t migrate. Also refrain from rubbing the site. The results of Botox are often not permanent. One needs to go for follow up procedures to maintain the results. The doctor decides the period for the follow up treatment. It depends on for what purpose the procedure was performed.