Previously, Botox injections were predominantly only used for cosmetic purposes. However, this procedure has shown to have a variety of other benefits as well. Here are a few ways botox treatments from Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, can benefit you:
1. Eliminate wrinkles:
Eliminating wrinkles, in-particular around the eyes, was originally the main use of botox. A few injections will alleviate the tightening of muscles in the area, in-turn relieving the skin and getting rid of wrinkles.
2. Reduce migraines:
Migraines can be caused by a number of different factors. One major cause is knots and blockages inside the muscles. Botox treatments in the affected areas can get rid of these knots, which can reduce the occurrence of chronic headaches and migraines.
3. Reduce muscle spasms/pain:
As with migraines, patients experiencing muscle spasms, cramps, and pain can also benefit from botox treatments in Encino. Injections into target muscles block the signals that cause unnecessary tightening in muscles. Botox can even alleviate chronic muscle pain with regular treatment.
4. Help with Hyperhidrosis:
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating. Botox injections into the sweat glands can temporarily block the unnecessary signals sent to the nerves which stimulate sweat. A single treatment can reduce hyperhidrosis for about six months.
5. Bladder control:
Believe it or not, even incontinence and overactive bladders can be treated with botox. When injected into the bladder, it actually allows the bladder to expand, substantially increasing its capacity.
This can also be extremely helpful to patients with spinal cord injuries or other types paralysis. The increased capacity allows them a more regular, and predictable schedule.
To find out how botox treatments can benefit your individual condition and to setup an appointment, call (818) 835-1833 for more information.