Everyone has heard of Botox, this is the injection system in which strains of the botulism bacteria are injected into a certain site in order to paralyze the muscles in that area. This can cause swelling and discomfort for a time with results typically lasting for a few months.
While there are a few different uses for Botox injections such us:
The first and most common is of course cosmetic. In a cosmetic sense, someone like a cosmetic dentist or plastic surgeon will inject Botox into a selected area of the face. The muscles in this area will essentially become paralyzed for a period of anywhere from a month to six months depending on the dose and the individual. Paralyzing the muscles helps to prevent wrinkle formation in the skin of the face.
Botox treatment is also frequent used to treat chronic migraines. The process works quite simply. Botox is injected into the scalp to help relieve pressure on the blood vessels of the head. Migraines are caused when the blood vessels in the head swell creating uncomfortable pressure and pain. The Botox injections stop those vessels from being able to contract and expand so violently helping to minimize the pain and discomfort that is associated with migraines.
Botox can also help with extreme sweating. In this case, doctors will inject Botox into the arm pit or feet to help paralyze and swell the sweat glands that are producing too much sweat.
Botox treatments for TMJ or jaw tension disorders by injecting into the facial muscles of the affected area relieving the lock jaw and pain.
There are tons of great benefits to using Botox injections and with a proper physician handling your injections. At Walding and Associates we proudly offer Botox injections for those in Lakeland, Mulberry, Bartow, Winter Haven and surrounding areas.