Botox in Aesthetics and Medicine

Posted by October 12th, 2016 in Body, Face

When the word Botox is mentioned, what readily comes to mind is its use in the field of aesthetics. What a lot of people may not know is that Botox treatment is also applied in medicine.

In other words, this type of treatment is so versatile that from aesthetics, it can cross over to the medical field.

Botox injections are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments today, performed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Done on celebrities worldwide, this treatment is used to remove years off of one’s face thus enhancing their looks and features.

By temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles to appear, their visibility is reduced and while the effects are evident for approximately up to three to four months, it prevents the reappearance of the same.

Medical Use

In the medical field, Botox injections are administered to patients who suffer from a condition known as hyperhidrosis which causes excessive sweating. The treatment’s effects can last anywhere between three and nine months.

Migraines, tension headaches, TMJ, and muscular disorders, including neck and shoulder muscle spasms, are also among the various medical conditions that Botox treatment was seen to be successful with. Patients who suffer from an overactive bladder or incontinence, or certain bowel disorders also received treatment upon which their conditions improved.

As you can see, uses for Botox go well beyond aesthetics. But as with any type of treatment, medical or otherwise, your choice of doctor is critical to its success. With Botox, doses play an important role in the patient’s safety, as high doses of this could have severe or even fatal consequences.

We encourage you to set an appointment with Dr. Tang for initial consultation and to determine if you are a good candidate for this non-invasive cosmetic treatment. You may reach us at (408) 740-5320.

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