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Botox® Therapeutic

What is Botox®?

Botox® Therapeutic is the most studied brand of botulinum toxins and has been helping patients worldwide for more than 15 years. It is a purified protein which temporarily reduces the activity of muscles.

What areas is Botox® used for?

Botox® is effective in the treatment for migraine, TMJ, neck pain, and hyperhydrosis.

How is the procedure performed?

After Dr Setterfield determines the best injection sites for you, those areas will then be numbed with a cold pack. A few drops of Botox® are injected with a fine needle into the muscle, blocking the nerve impulses that cause contractions.  

How long does Botox® last?

Botox® takes effect in three to four days, while maximum results are achieved in 7-10 days. Gradually over three to six months, the Botox® effect will fade, and the muscle action will return.  A simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result.

Are there any reactions to the treatment?

Reactions to Botox® in therapeutic use are related to the local injection of the solution. There may be a slight discomfort from the needle entering the skin, and a small chance of a slight bruise at the injection site.  There have been no permanent side effects from the use of Botox®.  It may not be administered during pregnancy or lactation, and your physician should be told which medications you are taking before receiving Botox® injections.

Will I feel frozen?

No.  It has no effect on sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

What is the overall opinion of Botox® therapy?

Botox® therapy represents a safe, effective alternative. 

Is it expensive?

Considering the costs of other treatments that require frequent repeating because of their limited duration of effectiveness, the longer lasting pain relief is considered by many patients to be priceless.  During your complimentary consultation, Dr Setterfield would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

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