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We all know the benefits of Botox for the skin.  It’s a safe and effective solution for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, without the extra cost and risks involved with invasive surgery.

In fact, Botox has become the go-to treatment for skin rejuvenation.

Botox is the top minimally invasive procedure in 2017, with 7 million procedures being done in the United States alone.

-American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Botox’s popularity is due to a number of factors:

  1. High safety rating: Botox has been approved by both the FDA and Health Canada as an effective solution for reducing wrinkles.
  2. Little to no side effects: Patients might experience minor redness, swelling or bruising following treatment but these symptoms generally subside within a few days.
  3. Minimal discomfort: the treatment area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream prior to injection so patients will experience very little discomfort.
  4. Noticeable results: Botox’s effects will become noticeable within a few days following treatment.
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There are so many uses for Botox besides wrinkle reduction.

Botox has been used for therapeutic reasons for years. It can help reduce the pain and effects of several medical conditions that involve muscles and nerves. How does Botox work exactly?

Botox contains a purified protein that helps relax and reduce symptoms associated with muscular disorders.

Some of these muscular disorders are:

Hyperhydrosis

Also known as excessive sweating, Therapeutic Botox can greatly reduce the amount you perspire. A simple Botox injection can temporarily block sweat glands and reduce excessive sweating for up to eight months following treatment!

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint is located on either side of the head. We use it to eat, talk and swallow. When this joint becomes inflamed, individuals can experience intense pain. Therapeutic Botox has become an excellent solution for TMJ over the years, thanks to its ability to freeze and ease tension in the jaw muscles for months at a time.

Chronic Migraines

A chronic migraine is a headache that occurs more than 15 days out of the month. With Therapeutic Botox, however, a single injection into the scalp can help ease muscle tension and the constant pressure that comes with it. Botox has become a go-to for migraines, proven to effectively eliminate migraines for up to six months at a time.

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Cervical Dystonia

Cervical Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary contraction of the neck muscles. It’s painful to say the least. Therapeutic Botox has shown to be an effective solution to easing this pain, helping bring relief to nearly half a million Canadians living with Cervical Dystonia.

Eyelid Spasm

Also known as blepharospasm, uncontrolled eyelid spasms are due to abnormal functioning of the basal ganglia. A Botox injection around the targeted eye area can significantly reduce symptoms for up to four months.

Overactive Bladder

Nearly 3.4 million Canadians live with incontinence and it can be tedious, to say the least. Botox was approved to treat overactive bladders in 2011 and is now the go-to solution for treating this disorder. By injecting Botox directly into the bladder, the inner muscles become relaxed and can hold urine for a normal period of time. Gone are the days of running to the bathroom every time you get the urge to urinate.

Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is caused by the three muscles (Zygomaticus Minor, Levator Labii Superioris and Levator Labii Superioris Alaeque Nasi) located around the mouth area. A gummy smile is when more than 3 mm of gum is exposed. When two Botox injections are made at the intersection of the three facial muscles, known as the Yonsai Point, it can significantly reduce a gummy smile.

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Did you know?

The cost of Therapeutic Botox is often covered under Extended Health Medical Benefit programs.

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