Botox® is probably best known for being a highly effective way of dealing with facial wrinkles, but it was initially a treatment for medical conditions like chronic migraines. The team at the Center for Sight of New York provides both cosmetic and medical Botox treatments at their practice in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. You can take advantage of their convenient, professional services by calling the Center for Sight of New York or requesting an appointment online today.
Injectable Botox is a treatment that has both medical and cosmetic uses. The active ingredient in Botox is a form of botulinum toxin. The refined form of the toxin present in Botox has been in use for more than 30 years and has proven to be a safe and effective treatment.
Botox works by interfering with the chemical messages your nerves send to your muscles. The nerves tell your muscles when and how to move.
Botox prevents the chemicals that carry messages from the nerves from reaching your muscles, which means that instead of frowning or tensing your muscles, they stay smooth and relaxed.
Botox cosmetic is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for wrinkles, particularly frown lines and crow’s feet. Contracting facial muscles cause lines and wrinkles to develop, but using Botox prevents the muscles from contracting. As a result, your wrinkles smooth out.
Botox can also help prevent the development of new wrinkles and lines. Regular treatments reduce the frequency with which your facial muscles contract, which means new lines and wrinkles can’t form.
Botox had medical treatment purposes long before it became known for its cosmetic uses. At Center for Sight of New York, the team uses Botox for three medical conditions:
Migraines are severe headaches that also cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and sometimes flashing lights across your vision or other phenomena. Botox is FDA approved for treating persistent, frequent migraines where other treatments aren’t helping.
Bruxism is when you clench your teeth together or grind them excessively. It can cause jaw and facial pain and damage your teeth.
Blepharospasm is an abnormal twitching or tightening of your eyelid. In some cases, patients find it difficult to open their eyes or keep them open as the muscles clamp the eyelids so tightly shut.
Botox treatment is deceptively simple. All you need to do is sit back and relax while your skilled Center for Sight of New York provider injects the Botox into the treatment area. The injections only use a tiny needle, so you should feel minimal discomfort.
The average treatment session lasts around 10 minutes, after which you can carry on with your day. Just try to avoid touching the injection site. If you’re having treatment for migraines, you might still need to lie down for a while, but your provider can advise you.
You should be able to see or feel the results of your Botox injections within one or two days. Results can last as long as four months. Regular sessions around three times a year help to maintain the benefits of your Botox treatment.
Find out more about the uses and benefits of Botox by calling the Center for Sight of New York today or requesting an appointment online.