Pain Specialty Group
Pain Management located in Newington, NH
Botox® may be best known for its ability to temporarily erase facial lines and wrinkles, but the neurotoxin also benefits various pain treatments. At Pain Specialty Group in Newington, New Hampshire, Anh L. Ngo, MD MBA, and Manuel G. Sanchez, MD, use Botox to treat pain, as well as wrinkles. To learn more about all the innovative uses for Botox, call the office or book online today.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a prescription injection that can treat both medical and aesthetic concerns. The injection contains botulinum toxin, which when injected into precise areas in small amounts weakens or paralyzes the muscle under the skin by blocking nerve transmissions to get the desired results.
Botox is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the United States, but it can also be used for more than just erasing years from your look.
Which pain conditions benefit from Botox injections?
The team at Pain Specialty Group offers many innovative pain management treatments to help you get relief from your discomfort, including Botox injections. The pain management experts currently use Botox as a treatment for:
- Chronic pain
- Back spasms
- Neck pain
- Cervical dystonia
The experienced team also offers Botox injections for the treatment of muscle spasticity.
The needles used for Botox injections are small and cause very little discomfort. Also, they take very little time to administer.
While there’s usually no downtime following Botox injections, the team at Pain Specialty Group may suggest you skip your sweaty workout for at least two hours following your injections. It may take up to three days before you feel relief from your symptoms after your injection.
How long do Botox injections work?
You may experience relief from your pain for up to three months following your Botox injections. Even for aesthetics, repeat injections every few months are recommended to maintain the effects. The team at Pain Specialty Group reviews your needs and treatment plan during your consultation so you know what to expect.
What are the cosmetic uses of Botox?
The team at Pain Specialty Group also offers Botox injections for its cosmetic uses. Currently, Botox is FDA-approved to temporarily diminish the appearance of frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Like the Botox used for pain, cosmetic Botox injections take only a few minutes and cause very little, if any, discomfort.
Botox injections keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free for 3-4 months, and you can repeat your injections as soon as you notice the effects wearing off.
Botox has many uses, from pain control to beauty. The experienced and respected team at Pain Specialty Group is proud to offer Botox injections for many of its intended uses. Call the office today or book online to learn more.