The cosmetic results of Botox, the most popular non-surgical treatment in the field, are achieved by injecting botulinum toxin into specific muscles of the face. This procedure relaxes the muscles and results in both a reduction of the targeted wrinkles and prevention of new wrinkles from forming. Additionally, the medical applications of botulinum toxin have become increasingly popular over the last decade, and include the treatment of several conditions such as chronic migraine, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), TMJ (TMD) disorders, etc.
The cost of Botox for migraine treatment is covered by some insurance companies provided the specific criteria for chronic migraine headache is met: 15 or more days headache per month (4 hours or more of headache per day), with migraines on at least 8 of those days. Eligibility could be discussed during the consultation session.
FOREHEAD LINES (caused by contraction of frontalis muscle)
Forehead lines are creases that form horizontally on the forehead. They may be either soft lines or deeply formed wrinkles.
FROWN LINES (caused by contraction of corrugator supercilii muscle)
Frown lines are the little wrinkles also known as “the 11’s” that form between the eyebrows. These lines have the potential to become static if left untreated for a long time.
CROW’S FEET (caused by contraction of orbicularis oculi muscle)
Crow’s feet lines are the little wrinkles spreading out from the corners of your eyes.
BUNNY LINES (caused by contraction of nasalis muscle)
Wrinkles alongside the nose, typically caused by repeated facial movements in the area.
HYPERHIDROSIS (Excessive Sweating)
Botox helps to inhibit the release of acetylcholine, the chemical responsible for activating sweat glands. Botox has been shown to decrease sweating in the underarms by 82-87%, with results lasting up to 12 months.
HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
In the case of chronic headaches or migraines, Botox can be used to prevent them before they even begin. Botox has been shown to prevent, on average, 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days per month.
Botox relieves jaw tension by preventing the muscles from engaging in the forceful and often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.