Botox Myths 4

At Dr Hennessy Academy we provide aesthetic courses for services such as botox and dermal fillers training courses. Our readers should understand all the important aspects associated with Botox, the myths and the standard concerns of many botox users. Botox, the most common non surgical treatment is surrounded by misconceptions, so it’s important we report on best practice and who are the best possible applicants are. Just you and your doctor know whether Botox is an appropriate treatment — yet before you get to that step, we can help our readers to understand all the myths out there! Read the fourth of five blogs aimed at informing our readers…

MYTH: Botox it’s only for wrinkles right

FACT: Botox is not just cosmetic — far from it! Botox injections have been used to treat migraines by reducing muscle tension and creating less strain on the nervous system. Botox can also be used to temporarily block sweat glands to stop excessive sweating, and even might help patients who suffer from depression.

“Botox injections for headaches are commonly administered by doctors and plastic surgeons as a viable treatment option. Plastic surgeons inject Botox primarily into the forehead to relieve pain and tension. Some physicians will also inject it into the neck and shoulders. The botulinum toxin (generic Botox) is thought to eliminate migraines by reducing muscle tension and thus creating less strain on the nervous system.”

In America The FDA has officially approved Botox as a treatment for chronic migraines! A whopping 12% of Americans suffer from these acute headaches, but simple Botox treatments around the head and neck have been shown to alleviate pain for up to three months. Seriously, is there anything these miraculous injections can’t do? Our minds = blown. (And pain-free!)

— Dr. Kris Reddy, a West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon