Chances are you are already familiar with Botox and how it is used to temporarily manage the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin. As one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures, chances are you already know someone in your personal or professional life, or are a fan of a celebrity who uses Botox. But despite the fact that it is most famous for helping to slow down the signs of the aging process, Botox is also used to help manage a number of cosmetic and medical problems, from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) to incontinence and migraines. SkinMD in Nashville, TN, offers a number of surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology services for a range of skin and scalp conditions.
In addition to minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead, Botox can also help with a number of problems that can affect your quality of life, including:
Excessive sweating - According to research, over seven million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis, which causes abnormally high levels of sweating, even under normal conditions where the sufferer is not exercising or in a hot or warm climate. The most common areas affected are the palms of the hands, feet, and underarms, but hyperhidrosis can affect the entire body. Botox injections can be used to block the chemical signals that trigger the sweat glands to produce excessive perspiration.
Migraines - Over 35 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, which can be debilitating depend on their severity and how frequently they occur (between two and three million migraine sufferers experience chronic episodes). Botox is applied to areas in the head and neck to help prevent or minimize the muscle contractions involved in the onset of a migraine.
Overactive Bladder - Botox can be injected into the detrusor muscle of the bladder to help control the flow of urine and leaks.
For more information about Botox and other cosmetic and skincare treatments, contact SkinMD in Nashville, TN by calling (615) 279-7170 to schedule your appointment today!