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Botox® for Migraine and Temporomandibular Joint Pain Relief

Written by Dr. Rokhsar

BOTOX® has gained a worldwide following for being a safe and effective way to reverse the effects of aging on the face. It is typically used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and the lips. The procedure is so easy and simple that it has become the most convenient way to look younger without going under the knife.

Hundreds of patients have flocked to the New York Cosmetic, Skin and Laser Surgery Center in New York to get BOTOX® procedures are done under the care of Dr. Cameron Rokhsar. Dr. Rokhsar is a certified physician trainer and speaker for Allergan, the maker of BOTOX®, Juvederm®, and Voluma. He has spoken at international aesthetic medical conventions about proper technique and latest advancements in BOTOX® therapy including using BOTOX® for medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraine relief, and temporomandibular joint disorder.

What is BOTOX® and how does it work?

BOTOX® is a purified form of the bacterial toxin botulinum. Botulinum is a neurotoxin that causes temporary paralysis of the facial muscles.

Repetitive facial expressions cause muscle contractions that result in skin wrinkling. When injected precisely and in minute amounts, BOTOX® relieves muscle tension and restores the natural form of both muscle and skin, thereby diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. It is very important that you go to trained experts for BOTOX® injections to ensure not only beautiful, natural-looking results but your health and safety as well.

BOTOX® for Migraine Relief

The FDA approved BOTOX® for Migraine relief in 2010. It is indicated for patients with a history of migraines and for those who have tension or migraine headaches for at least 15 days per month.

Aside from relieving muscle tension, experts believe that BOTOX® also has the ability to block pain signals from traveling to the brain. You can think of it as a roadblock that prevents pain signals from reaching the nerve ending around your head and neck. Patients who have had this treatment say that they started to feel results 2-3 weeks after the initial treatment.

BOTOX® for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The Temporomandibular Joint connects the jaw bone (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone). TMJ Disorder refers to any dysfunction or pain in this area or the surrounding tissues. It is a chronic condition that affects about 10 million Americans according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Symptoms include severe headache, inability to painlessly open and close the mouth and painful clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw.

Injecting BOTOX® right into the masseter muscle (the muscle we use for chewing), relaxes tense muscles and relieves pain. The effects last depending on how fast a person metabolizes BOTOX® – anywhere from three to five months. The procedure leaves minimal swelling and no visible marks.

Precision and training play a very important role in using BOTOX® for medical conditions. Dr. Rokhsar and his team at the New York Cosmetic, Skin and Laser Surgery Center in New York are trained to administer BOTOX® for aesthetic and medical purposes. They use only the safest BOTOX® formulas available and administers treatments using technologically advanced equipment.

Drop by their Upper East Side or Garden City clinic to learn more about using BOTOX® for migraine and TMJ Disorder relief. Make an appointment with New York’s Finest today!