Uses for BOTOX
If you are interested in retaining your youthful appearance and smoothing wrinkles and crow’s feet, chances are you have heard of BOTOX. You may already rely on BOTOX to keep you looking young and refreshed. Best known for its use in treating wrinkles, BOTOX is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world, has very few risks, and is FDA-approved for more than just smoothing facial wrinkles and lines.
Other uses for BOTOX
Did you know that BOTOX has also been approved by the FDA to treat a host of medical conditions? At Flawless Skin by Abby, we offer BOTOX treatments for a wide array of physical issues, including:
- Crossed eyes
- Bell’s Palsy (weakness or paralysis in one side of the face caused by nerve trauma)
- Eyelid spasms (also known as blepharospasms)
- Thyroid eye disease (also known as Graves’ eye disease)
- Spasmodic dysphonia (shaky/strained/hoarse vocal cords)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Hypersalivation (excessive production of saliva which may include drooling)
- Chronic migraines
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. It is classified as a neuromodulator, which means that it alters nerve activity. Simply put, it blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. By blocking these signals, BOTOX causes the targeted muscles to relax and soften. This mechanism addresses cosmetic complaints such as wrinkles and lines and many medical conditions. By injecting a minimal amount of BOTOX into a muscle, it will relax. With frown lines, this causes the overlying skin to smooth. In the case of hyperhidrosis, the nerves which activate your sweat glands are blocked, preventing excessive sweating.
BOTOX for eye disorders
Several eye conditions can be improved with BOTOX treatments. Crossed eyes, eyelid spasms, and thyroid eye disease can resolve with BOTOX injections into specific muscle fibers. If you suffer from thyroid eye disease and your eyes appear to bulge, you can achieve relief with BOTOX injections. If your eyes are crossed, BOTOX can be used to relax the muscles in the eye itself. Results are noticeable after just 24 to 48 hours, and you will see optimal results after about two weeks.
Eyelid spasms can be treated by relaxing the muscles that control the eyelid. At your consultation at Flawless Skin by Abby, we can ensure you are informed about the various uses of BOTOX that could help you live a happier, more confident life.
BOTOX for migraines
If you suffer from chronic migraines (defined as having headaches for more than 15 days a month), BOTOX could be your answer. BOTOX treatments for migraines are designed to prevent headaches before they start by blocking the pain signals that trigger the headache. A treatment takes about 20 minutes, during which your doctor will inject tiny amounts of BOTOX into superficial muscles in specific areas of the neck and head, using a tiny needle. You may start to notice improvements right away, but for most people, the full effects appear after the second or third treatment.
What to expect
Most people experience little to no pain or discomfort during a BOTOX treatment. Depending on the area being treated, your doctor may use a topical anesthetic to numb the area beforehand. A thin needle is used to inject minimal amounts of BOTOX into the appropriate areas. The number of injections needed will vary depending on the condition that’s being addressed. You will be able to go back to your regular activities immediately after your appointment. The treatment will usually start working within one to three days, and depending on the condition, the effects can last for three months or longer.
Why choose Flawless Skin by Abby?
Our team here at Flawless Skin by Abby Medspa is made up of highly trained professionals, led by CEO and founder Abimbola Bakare (Abby). Abby has trained with some of the best plastic surgeons in the United States of America and recognized as an expert in her field. With internationally renowned double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stanley Okoro at the helm of our medical team, you can be assured you are in competent hands. Flawless Skin by Abby has a reputation as one of the very best skincare clinics in Nigeria, and patients fly in from all over the world to experience our exceptional treatment in beautiful Abuja.