When used therapeutically, Botox® can prevent chronic migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and jaw pain. Botox® injections used for therapeutic purposes are often insured by your medical benefit program and most extended medical insurance plans in Canada cover the cost of Botox® therapeutic medication (non-cosmetic). Book an in person consultation to find out more about how Therapeutic Botox could help you today.
Botox® Therapeutic injections are indicated for the prevention of headaches in adult patients with chronic migraine (over 15 days per month with headache lasting 4 hours a day or longer). Health Canada has approved the use of Botox® for the treatment of chronic migraine since 2011. Large clinical trials have proved its efficacy and safety for the treatment of chronic migraine..
Wrinkles and lines aside, if you suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), Botox® works by temporarily “turning off” the sweat glands in the treated area, giving you much needed relief. This Health Canada-approved injection is simple and quick, and you’ll only experience some mild discomfort. Treatment discomfort has been described as “a pinch sensation” and saves you from months of sweat-fuelled frustration and embarrassment. You’ll also notice immediate results.
Botox® is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. TMJ dysfunction when treated with injections into the facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, Botox® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding. At this time Botox® treatment for TMJ conditions has limited research, but there is building medical evidence supporting the efficacy in symptom relief.