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When Are BOTOX Injections Medically Necessary?

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At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, we use BOTOX® to relieve symptoms from many health conditions. Our professional staff is highly-trained and experienced in administering BOTOX to give our patients the results they’re looking for. When you want a safe and effective way to relieve painful headaches, migraines, muscle spasms, or bladder issues in Jacksonville, FL, we can help. During an initial consultation, we can discuss your medical history and answer your questions about the BOTOX process. After this important conversation, we can determine if you’re a viable candidate for BOTOX.

How is BOTOX used medically?

BOTOX injections are used to block nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, we find BOTOX injections to be medically necessary for many of our patients in Jacksonville, FL. It can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions that affect how the body functions, including:

  1. Lazy eye: The most common cause of a lazy eye is a muscle imbalance that is responsible for positioning the eye correctly.

  2. Cervical dystonia: This medical condition causes the neck muscles to contract, which leads to painful muscle spasms.

  3. Muscle spasms: Herniated discs and even cerebral palsy can cause the muscles to randomly spasm. These contracted muscles can be relaxed with the use of BOTOX. Our professional team has seen success in patients of all ages for this type of symptom.

  4. Chronic migraines or headaches: BOTOX injections have been proven to reduce incidences of headaches and migraines, as well as reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with them.

  5. Excessive sweating: Hyperhidrosis occurs when the body sweats even when it isn’t overheated.

  6. Bladder dysfunction: BOTOX can help urinary incontinence that is caused by an overactive bladder.

How is BOTOX administered?

At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, we can safely and effectively administer BOTOX injections at our Jacksonville, FL office. These appointments usually take about 30 minutes. The length, quantity, depth, and location where BOTOX is injected varies from patient to patient, depending on their reason for choosing it. BOTOX is administered through a syringe to the treatment area, which is marked prior to the injection. Patients feel a small sting as the needle inserts the skin, but no long-term discomfort or pain is expected after treatment.

Some minor swelling or redness may occur at injection sites, which will subside after a few hours. Avoid touching or pressing down on any treated areas for at least 24 hours. Do not take aspirin or other drugs that may cause bleeding. Regular activity can be resumed immediately. If BOTOX is administered on the head, it’s recommended that the head is elevated for eight to ten hours after treatment. Results can be expected within four to seven days.

FAQs about BOTOX

At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, our professional team at our Jacksonville, FL office can answer any questions that you may have about BOTOX. Some of the most commonly asked questions include:

  1. Is BOTOX safe?

Yes, BOTOX is safe and is approved by the FDA. To ensure the safest results, only choose to get BOTOX from a highly-trained medical professional.

  1. Should I choose BOTOX or filler?

Injectable fillers, such as Restylane®, are a better choice for those looking for aesthetic changes. These injections add volume to locations on the face to create a smooth finish.

  1. Is BOTOX long-lasting?

BOTOX isn’t a permanent choice, but results will last for a few months. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, we can offer you suggestions on how frequently you should have BOTOX based on your health and the reason why you are having these injections. We can also discuss a treatment plan that regularly addresses your symptoms.

Learn more on BOTOX medical uses

The experts at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery offer nonsurgical injections for men and women throughout Jacksonville, FL. These BOTOX injections can help treat many health conditions, such as muscle spasms, chronic migraines, or excessive sweating, to name a few. When you’re interested in BOTOX and finding out if you’re a viable candidate for this nonsurgical procedure, call today to schedule a consultation with a trained professional.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.