What Is Medical BOTOX?
Millions upon millions are aware of BOTOX's power as a neurotoxin that temporarily halts the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines, Crow's feet, and forehead creases with a simple, injectable treatment. But BOTOX can do so much more. A Medical BOTOX treatment at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care in Grapevine, TX can treat migraine pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, and excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis). Drs. Kara Farley, James Terry, and the entire team at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care are thrilled to offer this less-familiar use of BOTOX to men and women throughout the area who suffer from TMJ pain, migraines, and/or underarm hyperhidrosis. To learn more about how this procedure could alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life, contact our office, schedule your appointment, and set up a treatment plan with one of our skilled practitioners.
What are the benefits of medical BOTOX?
Medical BOTOX is not just a fantastic option for providing you with a smoothed, more youthful appearance, but also has a number of medically helpful benefits as well. While the results may not be permanent, you will enjoy the relief for a few months before thinking about scheduling a touch-up appointment. You may also get additional benefits from medical BOTOX at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care, such as:
- Quick treatment sessions: your medical BOTOX appointments will last as little as 10 minutes
- No downtime or recovery: because of its minimally-invasive nature, you are free to return to your normal daily activities following your treatment
- Minimal discomfort: medical BOTOX injections utilize a very fine needle, so that your treatments will feel only like a tiny pinch of the skin
- Easy pain relief: patients who receive medical BOTOX will experience quick and lasting relief for a variety of issues
Who is a Good Candidate for Medical BOTOX?
In general, good candidates for medical BOTOX performed at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care are those who suffer from significant TMJ pain, migraines, or excessive sweating and have tried other methods or therapies in the past to treat their conditions with limited or no success. With TMJ pain and hyperhidrosis, our team will review your medical records to confirm that you can safely receive this treatment. The best candidates of those who may be turning to medical BOTOX for migraine relief are individuals who experience 15 or more headache days per month, over half of which are migraine days.
How Is Medical BOTOX Performed?
In the case of treatments for all conditions we can treat with Medical BOTOX at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care, your injections will be performed in one of our pleasant treatment rooms and are completed in under half an hour. For those who have treatment plans to relieve significant TMJ pain (also referred to as temporomandibular disorder, or TMD) or migraine symptoms, a member of our team will inject BOTOX units into your head, neck, or jaw muscles. This will cause the muscles in those areas to temporarily stop contracting, thus improving your migraines or TMJ pain. Results to treat TMD and migraines are typically noticeable in 1 – 2 weeks.
For patients undergoing Medical BOTOX treatment for hyperhidrosis, your doctor or practitioner will make approximately 10 – 15 small injections in the underarm areas. Individuals who get BOTOX for excessive sweating at our Grapevine, TX facility should feel a significant reduction in sweating within a month.
Medical BOTOX FAQ
Do medical BOTOX injections hurt?
No, most patients do not find medical BOTOX injections painful. The needles used for these injections are small and fine, much smaller than the needles used for vaccinations. Most say it only feels like a small pinch. If you are concerned about pain, please feel free to ask questions during your consultation.
How long does it take to get medical BOTOX injections?
Medical BOTOX treatments are typically very quick and easy. Depending on what you’re being treated for, the number of injections needed, and the body area being addressed, a normal medical BOTOX treatment session usually only takes about 10 – 20 minutes.
Is medical BOTOX safe?
Yes, for the majority of people medical BOTOX injections are very safe and effective. People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a neurological disease, are in poor health, or have an allergy to cow milk proteins may not be recommended for this treatment. During your consultation, we will review your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for medical BOTOX treatments.
How long will my results last?
It will depend on your body’s response to the BOTOX. On average, most patients can expect relief from their symptoms to last up to four months before a maintenance procedure may be recommended. During your consultation, we will work with you to create an ideal medical BOTOX treatment plan to achieve optimal results.
Effective Relief To Improve Your Day-To-Day Life
A great number of people with migraines, TMD, or hyperhidrosis battle pain and/or embarrassment from their conditions daily. These can all be conditions that make it impossible for individuals to live their best, most productive lives possible. Thankfully, our team at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care is here to help. We're pleased to offer BOTOX as an excellent option to reduce TMJ pain, migraine symptoms, and excessive sweating from hyperhidrosis. Call our office today to schedule your consultation at our Grapevine, TX office.