BOTOX ®, or botulinum toxin type A, has been in use since 1981, which means there is more than 25 years of data on the side effects and long-term outcomes with this product.
Our LA Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat:
Cervical dystonia (a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions)
Moderate to severe frown lines between eyebrows
Botox is being studied to treat:
Spasticity after a stroke
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Benefits of our LA Botox Treatments
The data over the past 25 years has shown that BOTOX ® is a quick and safe method to improve facial wrinkling, and that there are no long-term side effects associated with its use. Some of the current benefits and uses associated with the use of LA BOTOX include:
BOTOX ® Cosmetic is FDA-approved and most widely marketed for temporary improvement of frown lines in men and women aged 18 to 65. It’s a natural, purified protein, which is used in very low doses to relax the overactive muscles that cause frown lines to form. The effects of our Botox treatments last about four months, after which lines gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.
The use of BOTOX for facial wrinkles and excessive sweating has been well studied. In 2004, BOTOX was approved for use in curbing excessive sweating. People with a condition called “primary axillary hyperhidrosis” produce four or five times the amount of underarm sweat as is normal. Our LA Botox treatments work by temporarily paralyzing the nerve that stimulates sweat glands. BOTOX can also be used for excessive sweating of the palms.
- One study resulted in 91% of patients who received Botox underarm injections saw their sweating cut in half in a month. Patients can get follow-up injections for continued relief every few months. The FDA cited one study that found the average duration of response around six months.
- Another study in 2005, which was a long-term study of repeated treatment with Botox for severe underarm sweating showed that Botox is safe and effective for this use, resulting in long-lasting improvements in patients’ symptoms, daily functioning and quality of life. More info can be found in the article, “Stop Excessive Sweating: Botox Effective, Improves Quality of Life.
The connection between headaches and BOTOX began emerging in 1992 when a physician in California noted his patients who got Botox injections said they were having fewer headaches. The most popular current use is to help fade frown lines, but a number of studies have found that Botox treatments could have medical benefits as well. In June 2002, CNN released an article titled “New Botox benefit? No wrinkles, no headaches”. The article provides information about 13 studies, reviewed by the American Headache Society, that indicate Botox can help rid a number of patients of severe headaches, including reducing the severity and frequency of migraines. Many of our patients here at Cosmetique have noted similar experiences from their Botox treatments, mostly with migraine headaches and headaches caused by glare. A few other results from the studies:
- More than half of the 48 patients in a study at a Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, said their migraine occurrences dropped by 50 percent or more.
- 61 percent said they had headaches less frequently and almost 30 percent said the headaches were less severe.
Until the FDA approves it for this specific use, Botox is still considered an “off label use”.
Please contact our med spa to learn more about our physician-administered Botox treatments.