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WHY YOU SHOULD GET BOTOX® INJECTIONS

Botox Dubai | 28 August 2021

Benefit of Botox Dubai #1: Helps Relieve Migraines

The first benefit of BOTOX is that it helps relieve migraines. Chronic migraines can be debilitating.  

The International Headache Society defines a chronic migraine as a “headache occurring on 15 or more days/month for more than 3 months, which, on at least 8 days/month, has the features of migraine headache.” In addition, the headaches last for an extended duration and the pain can be more severe. Ouch. No wonder the people who suffer from this condition – and their families – want to get rid of the pain to improve their quality of everyday life.

Today some preventative medications can stave off the headache when taken before the pain reaches a certain point, and BOTOX is considered a preventative medication. Not only can BOTOX prevent on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month, versus six to seven for placebo, but it’s also the #1 prescribed branded chronic migraine treatment. More than 500,000 people with chronic migraine have received over 2 million BOTOX treatments since FDA approval in 2010, so one can assume that’s a lot more productivity returned to society, especially since one treatment generally takes about 15 minutes every three months. 

Generally, patients start with two treatments, with 12 weeks between each treatment. Some patients feel a difference four weeks after the first treatment. Each injection simply feels like a tiny pin prick because the needle is so fine, and I inject the BOTOX into shallow muscles of the head and neck just below the epidermis, or skin. Even my most pain intolerant patients generally go through the appointment with ease. 

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Benefits of Botox Dubai #2: Alleviation of TMJ 

The second benefit of BOTOX is that it can alleviate pain caused by TMJ disorder. Anyone who has been diagnosed with TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) understands the lifetime of discomfort and sometimes downright pain that it can elicit. Historically, people with TMJ utilize their nightguard regularly – I know some who can’t sleep or even nap without it – but did you know that BOTOX is now commonly used to help relieve the symptoms?

People with TMJ generally experience grinding of the teeth which causes headaches, uncomfortable jaw tension and sometimes lockjaw. Others find themselves unable to sleep due to the discomfort, so not only are they groggy during the day, but they also have chronic facial pain. It’s no way to live.

But BOTOX can help. Again, it’s a non-surgical procedure that occurs in the dentist’s office during a 15 minute session, generally, but the appointment can last up to 30 minutes. I inject BOTOX in the jaw muscles, as well as the forehead and temple. From time to time, depending on the patient and his or her symptoms, it may be necessary to make an injection elsewhere. Most patients experience what feels like a pin prick which can be alleviated with numbing cream or a cold compress. After the session, the patient can simply walk out of the office and continue the day. Relief doesn’t necessarily happen immediately, but usually within a few days patients can tell a difference. Generally more than one treatment is necessary over the course of a few months, but we can discuss all of the possible scenarios during your visit. 

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Benefits of Botox #3: BOTOX Cosmetic Takes the Years Off 

The final benefit of BOTOX is that it can take years off your appearance and make you feel sexy again. I can’t tell you how many patients of all ages come into my office and say “When did I turn into my mother?” While we all love mommy dearest, that doesn’t mean that we want to look like the family matriarch quite yet. Enter BOTOX Cosmetic to save the day, since a minor injection or two can take years off of a complexion. 

Most people use BOTOX Cosmetic to target moderate to severe smile lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. We all love to laugh, but those years of sly smirks and full-blown belly laughs take their toll on our faces. Simply by smoothing certain lines on the face we can minimize the effect of all of those happy moments. In addition, those pesky lines can be caused by a loss of elasticity or collagen, genetics, dehydrated skin, smoking and a cause quite common in sunny Dubai: sun damage. The years worshipping the sun on our beautiful beaches have life-long side effects. While smile lines around the eyes or laugh lines around the mouth are more noticeable as the years go by, they’re easily treated with BOTOX Cosmetic.

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