Botox Therapeutic has been available in Canada for over 30 years, and although it is most commonly known as a wrinkle treatment, it has also been approved by Health Canada as a safe and effective treatment for a number of medical conditions. At Physician Skincare Centre in North Vancouver, Dr. Bieg successfully uses Botox injections to treat the following medical ailments:
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Botox has been approved by both Health Canada and the FDA as a treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis, most commonly known as excessive underarm sweating. This condition can be socially debilitating, and is often unresponsive to antiperspirants. Botox works by blocking the nerves in the underarm that cause sweat production, effectively reducing excessive perspiration for approximately six months. At our clinic in North Vancouver, the treatment takes approximately 15 minutes to perform, and topical anaesthesia is provided to minimize any discomfort.
Botox has been approved by the FDA as an effective treatment for migraine headaches, a relatively common medical condition that is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. Migraine headaches can be triggered by various factors including diet, hormonal changes, and stress, and may severely affect the quality of life of the sufferer. While migraines are often treated with medication, Botox has been found to reduce the frequency and severity of these headaches for up to six months. The treatment involves tiny injections in the scalp, neck, or face and takes only minutes to perform.
Bruxism (teeth grinding)
This condition is characterized by involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw, often resulting in jaw pain, headaches, and excessive tooth erosion. It may be triggered by stress, sleep disorders, abnormal alignment of the teeth, or by the use of certain drugs and medications. Treatment for bruxism typically involves the use of dental guards and relaxation techniques, however the use of Botox has also been shown to provide significant relief. Botox treatment typically involves several injections into the masseter muscles of the jaw, effectively relaxing them and decreasing the uncomfortable side effects associated with bruxism. The treatment takes only minutes to perform, and the effects last approximately four months.
Temporalmandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction>
TMJ dysfunction is characterized by inflammation of the temporalmandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull, resulting in significant pain, impairment, and headaches. Bruxism, trauma, degenerative joint disease, or excessive gum chewing or nail biting often causes it. Treatment for TMJ dysfunction may include pain medications, dental guards, muscle relaxation techniques and, in extreme cases, surgery. Botox injections are a safe alternative to these traditional treatments, and work by relaxing the jaw muscles thus decreasing the uncomfortable side effects associated with TMJ dysfunction.
Blepharospasm (eyelid spasm)
This condition is characterized by abnormal uncontrolled blinking or eyelid twitches, and the inability to keep the eyes open for significant periods of time. It is typically caused by abnormal functioning of the basal ganglia, which are situated at the base of the brain, and is often accompanied by dry eye syndrome. Botox has been used for decades to effectively treat blepharospasm, and it is the treatment of choice for this condition. Botox treatment involves several injections around the perimeter of the eye, using very fine needles. Improvement begins to occur approximately four days after the treatments, and most patients experience complete relief for three to four months.
This condition, also known as spasmodic torticollis, is a chronic neurological movement disorder. It is characterized by the involuntary contraction of neck muscles, resulting in uncontrollable abnormal movements of the neck and head. It is a rare condition for which there is no cure, however Botox injected directly into the affected muscles is the primary and most effective form of treatment. Most patients treated with Botox experience considerable reduction in the uncontrollable movements, pain, and discomfort associated with cervical dystonia.
This is an neuropathic disorder characterized by episodes of intense, stabbing pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. It has been described as among the most painful conditions known, and typically affects older adults. The condition may be caused when there is pressure on the trigeminal nerve from unknown causes, enlarged blood vessels, tumours, or from trauma. Botox injections into the trigger zones have been shown to offer significant relief from the severe facial pain associated with this condition.
At Physician Skincare Centre in North Vancouver you are in the hands of an experienced medical doctor with over ten years experience in using Botox for the above medical conditions. Botox Therapeutic is usually covered by third party insurance, and the injection fee may occasionally be covered as well.
Please book a complimentary consultation with our team of experts at (604) 929-3299 to learn how you may benefit from Botox Therapeutic. Dr. Bieg also performs these treatments at Pender Medi Spa in Vancouver (604) 681-6399.
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