BOTOX® FOR MEDICAL USE
BOTOX FOR MEDICAL USE -
Though BOTOX® is best known for reducing wrinkles it has the medical community stunned with the endless opportunities to help with certain medical conditions. Two of those conditions are chronic migraines and Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
BOTOX For Chronic Migraine Headaches
In addition to its cosmetic value, BOTOX has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults who experience a headache more than 14 days of the month. For this treatment, one of our qualified specialists administers BOTOX into seven specific sites on the head and neck. This results in dulling subsequent headache symptoms for up to three months. If you suffer from chronic migraines, talk to us about how BOTOX may be able to help.
BOTOX for Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis, also known as severe sweating is a medical condition teenagers, men and women experience. It occurs when sweat glands are overactive and work overtime to cool your body’s temperature.
If you have hyperhidrosis, you probably have to change your clothes frequently or layer your shirts, wear dark clothing to hide the circles of sweat, and avoid certain fabrics and styles of clothing. Chances are, you have already tried a variety of antiperspirants or deodorants, even prescription ones, yet you still sweat a lot.
The good news is that you have choices to treat this medical condition, and BOTOX® is one of those choices. BOTOX is approved by the FDA to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough. Best of all, BOTOX works for six to seven months.
How does BOTOX work?
The BOTOX neurotoxin treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
BOTOX injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere. Where does the sweat that used to be produced in the armpit areas go? It doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX. The rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.
Your BOTOX treatment is not a cure; your symptoms will return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment. Your Provider will recommend a treatment strategy to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your BOTOX treatment.
Will your insurance company cover the cost of BOTOX?
Most insurance companies will authorize BOTOX® treatment for hyperhidrosis. Remember, approval is not automatic and not all insurance plans cover treatment. We are happy to provide you with a claim to submit to your insurance company. Though most insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the treatment, Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Clinic cannot guarantee that all or a portion of the treatment will be covered.
BOTOX is also used for cosmetic purposes.
If you have any questions about products, procedures, or potential for results, don’t hesitate to call us at 970.223.0193 or visit our Fort Collins or Loveland clinics for a free consultation.