Botox® was originally introduced to correct certain eye conditions, but it’s gone on to solve a host of other medical and cosmetic issues. At Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa, Pallavi Cherukupally, MD, offers Botox injections to her patients in Orlando, Florida, as both an anti-aging tool and as a remedy for chronic headaches. If you’d like to learn more about the many uses of Botox, call or use the online scheduling tool.
If you’re among the 2-3 million people in the United States who suffer from chronic migraines (more than 15 headaches per month and migraines on at least eight days), Botox may provide just the solution you’re looking for. Botox was first approved for use in migraines in 2010 and has been used to treat over half a million people in the United States since.
Using a botulinum toxin as the main ingredient, Botox prevents headaches and migraines before they even start — preventing an average of 8-9 headache days a month (vs six to seven for a placebo). By reducing the muscle contractions that can lead to migraines, Botox can help you regain a better quality of life.
In 2002, Botox received approval for cosmetic purposes. Today, it is an effective way to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe:
When Dr. Cherukupally administers this cosmetic injectable, the botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles that are responsible for forming many of the lines and wrinkles on the top half of your face. Every time you squint, frown, smile, or furrow your brow in concentration, these muscles contract, pulling your skin into a line or wrinkle. Over time, these lines become etched into your skin until Botox releases them, smoothing your skin for a more youthful appearance.
Whether you receive Botox from Dr. Cherukupally for migraines or as an anti-aging tool, one of the biggest benefits of the treatment is that you realize your results very quickly, often within 24-48 hours after your injections. The effects of Botox can last up to four months, at which point you simply return to Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa for a follow-up treatment.
Most patients tolerate the injections very well, though some may experience temporary soreness or bruising at the site of the injections.
If you’d like to learn more about the medical and cosmetic uses of Botox, call Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.