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BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) has long been a trusted therapeutic choice for non-cosmetic use. For the past 10 years it has been used to treat ophthalmic disorders associated with muscle overactivity. It has also been approved to relieve a variety of conditions involving hyperactive muscles such as children with cerebral palsy.
In April 2001 BOTOX® Cosmetic was cleared for injectable applications in cosmetic procedures in Canada. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used therapeutically to help treat migraines and excess sweating.
The most common areas for the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic are the frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead. 'Crows feet' can also be treated and most recently some very select patients can have BOTOX® Cosmetic injected on their upper lip to help relax the muscles that cause the lines around the lips.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a new injectable implant based on hyaluronic acid: it is designed to restore bulk to the curves of the face and to gently smooth wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel can be used to fill perioral lines around the lips, folds that can develop around the mouth and nose area and is great for lip augmentations.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel takes only moments to inject, the results are instant and can last up to 9 months. Redness and swelling can occur after injections of JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel. These side effects generally dissipate after 72 hours.
Sweat glands that are located in the underarms, palms, soles or other body sites require a nerve impulse for activation. Without this nerve stimulation, the sweat glands are not able to secrete sweat. BOTOX® can be injected to stop the nerve impulse from reaching the sweat gland, effectively stopping sweat production. The results are apparent in 2-4 days and usually last 6-12 months. When the sweating returns, re-treatment is necessary.
The procedure involves injecting small quantities of BOTOX® into the affected areas. The area is anesthetized with a topical anesthetic 30 minutes before the procedure so that the injections are virtually painless. BOTOX® has been used for various applications over 25 years and is completely safe and effective.
Most extended health plans will cover the cost of BOTOX® therapeutic injections related to the treatment of hyperhidrosis. After the initial consultation our doctor will provide you with a letter for your insurance company. A patient treated by Dr. Alibahi stated that his underarms "went from the Amazon rain forest to the Sahara Desert." Rid yourself of the burden and embarrassment of excess sweating using a proven, safe and effective technique.
Muscles that are located in the neck and head require nerve impulse to become tense or knotted. Without the nerve stimulation, the muscles are not able to tense up causing a headache or migraine.
BOTOX® can be injected into the affected muscles and blocks the nerve impulse from reaching the muscles. This blockade permits the relaxation of the muscles injected and diminishes the transmission of pain signals.
Patients will notice an improvement of frequency and severity of headaches and migraines over a 3-5 month period, after which time the treatment can be repeated if needed. It is unknown at this time if the benefits are cumulative with time. Onset of results is typically achieved within two weeks. Patients may choose to discontinue use of other prophylactic headache medications. Forehead frown lines and worry lines may also disappear as a result of treatment.
Who can benefit from therapeutic treatment with BOTOX®?
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