Botox is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults.
So, you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines. It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime.
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
They’re also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.
Migraines are a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. It’s frequently characterized by intense, debilitating headaches.
Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines often run in families and affect all ages.
It is not an approved treatment if you: Get headaches 14 or fewer days each month Have other types of headaches, like cluster. Botox works for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain.
Botox is like a roadblock in that pathway. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck.
If you have migraine pain in one particular spot, you may need more shots there. You could see results 2 to 3 weeks after your first treatment. You should only get this type of Botox treatment from a doctor who's trained to give these shots for chronic migraine headaches rather than for wrinkles or other cosmetic uses.
Botox injections can relieve pain caused by other muscle-related conditions, such as cervical dystonia and spasticity (neck muscle stiffness and spasms).
These studies show that the duration of pain relief offered by Botox varies from about three to- six months, depending on the disorder.