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Apex Neurology, Northern Medical Care PC

IV Drips & Neurologists located in Forest Hills, Midtown East, New York, and Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY

If you’re concerned about wrinkles and other signs of aging, or if you experience frequent migraines or excessive sweating, you may benefit from Botox® injections. At Apex Neurology, Northern Medical Care PC, the physicians help patients in the Bronx and Forest Hills, New York to look and feel their best. To find out what Botox can do for you, call or book an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment derived from the botulinum toxin. While it’s been approved by the FDA since 2002 to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkled, physicians like Dr. Ahmed also use Botox for safe, off-label treatments to reduce muscle spasms and their associated symptoms.

The Botox serum contains only small amounts of the botulinum toxin, and it’s delivered in precise, controlled doses.

What conditions can Botox treat?

Botox is primarily used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles; however, many physicians have also seen success using Botox to treat:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Migraines
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Urinary incontinence

The physicians provide detailed consultations before administering Botox for any purpose. They take every precaution to ensure the treatment is the best way to address your needs and will improve your overall health and well-being.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by temporarily paralyzing your muscles. When the doctor injects Botox into your face, your subdermal muscles relax, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

When the doctor uses Botox to treat other issues, it works the same way: it paralyzes and relaxes your muscles, which relieves the tension and spasms that can cause pain.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

Botox is suitable for almost anyone over the age of 18 who is in overall good health. If you’re unhappy about the appearance of your skin or are suffering from chronic headaches, migraines, or TMJ problems, the doctor may recommend Botox as a treatment option for you.

What should I expect during Botox treatment?

Botox injections usually take around 20 minutes. The physicians carefully clean the injection area, then they mark the planned injection sites and use a small, sterile needle to precisely inject the serum into your subdermal muscles.

You can go right back to your regular daily activities after your injections, although you should avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day. If you have Botox injections for cosmetic purposes, you should take care to limit your sun exposure as it can continue to damage your skin.

If you’re interested in Botox, call or make an appointment online to meet with the providers today.