Botulinum toxin is a powerful muscle relaxant that has been used for medical purposes for over 60 years. It is most commonly used to treat cosmetic conditions such as wrinkles but has its uses in treating a variety of other medical conditions.
Botox in Tunbridge Wells is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions. It is typically administered by a healthcare professional in a series of injections. The effects of treatment are temporary, and most patients need to receive treatment every three to six months.
This treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. It is used to treat a variety of wrinkles. At Woodbury Park Dental, we feel that it is important that our patients understand the medical uses of this beyond those that are cosmetic as this will give you a clearer understanding of the benefits of this treatment.
In addition to its cosmetic uses, Botox in Tunbridge Wells is also used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Below are conditions that Botox can be used to treat.
Blepharospasm is a condition that causes involuntary blinking or spasms of the eyelids. Botox can be used to relax the muscles in the eyelids, which can help to reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
Cervical dystonia is a condition that causes involuntary twisting or spasms of the neck muscles. Botox can be used to relax the muscles in the neck, which can reduce or eliminate the symptoms, making the neck more comfortable.
A hemifacial spasm is an involuntary contraction of the muscles on one side of the face. Botox can cause the muscles on the affected side of the face to relax, reducing or eliminating the symptoms of hemifacial spasms.
Botox is used to prevent migraine headaches. It is thought to work by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which plays a role in the development of migraines.
Patients with overactive bladders typically experience sudden and strong urges to urinate. Botox can be injected into the bladder to relax the muscles that control urination; this can reduce the frequency of urination and improve bladder control.
Temporomandibular joint disorder
The temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint, the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull. Botox can be injected into the muscles controlling jaw movement to reduce pain and improve function.
Side effects of treatment
Botox is generally a safe and effective treatment; however, it does have some potential side effects. Some of the most common side effects include:
Pain at the injection site
Serious side effects of treatment are rare. If you experience any serious side effects, such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, seek medical attention immediately.
Before you get Botox
If you are considering getting Botox in Tunbridge Wells, you must talk to a fully-trained professional about the risks and benefits of the procedure. Members of our staff will be happy to advise you and answer any questions you may have.
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