Botox® is widely used not just for its ability to treat wrinkles but also for its nerve suppression abilities. At Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ in Summit and Montclair, New Jersey, Melissa Mascaro, MD, Joelle Stabile Rehberg, DO, and Christina Hector, DO, administer Botox injections to safely treat a variety of conditions. Call Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ or schedule an appointment online for a Botox consultation today.
Botox® is an injectable medication best known for its ability to relax facial muscles to temporarily minimize facial lines and wrinkles. The key ingredient in Botox that makes this possible is called botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that inhibits motor nerve signals. This stops targeted muscles from flexing involuntarily.
Botox’s abilities go beyond the cosmetic. The same drug can treat a variety of conditions that cause or stem from muscle flexing or twitches. In some cases, Botox treatments are the key to alleviating symptoms for months at a time.
During your consultation for Botox, the team evaluates the condition you’d like to treat with Botox and determines the number of injections you’ll need. They also decide on the placement of those injections to inhibit specific muscle movements.
Beyond its wrinkle-smoothing abilities, Botox can treat a variety of unexpected conditions. Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ might recommend Botox treatments for:
Cervical dystonia is a condition that causes painful muscle contractions in your neck. It causes your neck to twist involuntarily into uncomfortable positions.
Migraines are a specific type of headache that can cause a variety of symptoms, including light sensitivity. If you have more than 15 migraine days a month, you might benefit from Botox treatments for them.
Muscle contractures come from several different neurological conditions and cause the muscles in your limbs to flex and contract uncomfortably.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating, often in your palms or armpits.
Before you consider Botox treatments for any condition, you must attend a treatment consultation at Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ. The team reviews your medical history and asks about your expectations.
You might be a candidate for Botox injections if you:
If you’re not a good candidate for Botox, the team offers alternative treatment recommendations for your condition.
To schedule a Botox treatment consultation, call Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ or schedule an appointment online today.