The Medical Benefits of Botox | Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Tampa FL

Many people think that Botox is used only for reducing wrinkles in the face. While Botox is primarily used to remove facial wrinkles, Botox has shown to have other medical benefits and uses.

Botox is a drug derived from the bacterial toxin botulin, and works by causing temporary paralysis.   When injected into facial muscles, Botox freezes the muscles, resulting in the inability to create wrinkles. Most Facial Plastic Surgeons believe that Botox is preventative, meaning a wrinkle cannot exist if its movement is restricted.

While using Botox to remove facial wrinkles is the most popular use of the drug, Botox has also been effective in the treatment of migraines. Medical experts believe that Botox relaxes the muscles that normally send pain messages to the brain, by blocking the sensory nerves.

People who have used Botox to eliminate migraines, report that their migraines have decreased by at least 50% and that the headaches are less severe. Some side effects of Botox for migraines are: slight bruising or bleeding at the injection site, and a burning sensation.

Botox Injections have also been used to reduce or eliminate hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox balances the problem and can cause a solution for hyperhidrosis, for several months after the initial injection. If the hyperhidrosis is severe, the benefits of Botox is only mildly effective.

Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a plastic surgery center that specializes in facial cosmetic surgery; including: face-lifts, neck lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, and non-invasive facial procedures, including injections such as Botox.

If you are interested in learning more about how Botox injections could benefit you, contact 813-975-3223 to speak with a Botox specialist.

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