How Botox Reduces Stress And Anxiety

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How Botox Reduces Stress And Anxiety

In this guide from Prive Plastics, we explain how Botox can reduce stress and anxiety.

How Can Botox Injections Help Reduce Stress And Anxiety? 

When you live with anxiety, you may experience difficulty with everyday activities due to excessive worry or fear. This is because anxiety attacks the central nervous system by sending an alarm to hormone-releasing centers in the brain.

Although Botox injections are commonly used for cosmetic purposes, new research suggests that Botox injections may be used to reduce anxiety as well. Prive Mobile Concierge offers Botox injections to target facial wrinkles and target stress-associated conditions, such as:

  • Migraines: While some people think of a migraine as a serious headache, there is more to the condition. A migraine is a neurological disorder that is distinct from other types of headache. This is because migraines cause unique symptoms and require specific treatment options. When it comes to Botox, these injections have been proven to reduce the frequency of headaches in people who experience chronic migraine, as well as the severity of symptoms associated with them.

  • Grinding And Clenching: If you have bruxism, you may involuntarily clench your teeth while awake (awake bruxism), or clench or grind your teeth during sleep (sleep bruxism). Teeth grinding or clenching can have a negative impact on one’s oral health and overall well-being. Botox has proven to be an effective form of treatment for bruxism as it relaxes the muscles responsible for tension in the jaw, leading to a reduction in involuntary clenching and other symptoms such as tension headaches, earaches, and weakened tooth enamel.

  • TMJ Disorder: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the mandible (jaw) to the skull. These joints are located on the sides of the head, in front of the ears. They allow your jaw to open and close, allowing you to speak and eat. TMJ disorders can cause joint tenderness, facial pain, and difficulty moving these joints. Botox injections have been found to be an effective treatment for some patients suffering from TMJ disorders. The botulinum toxin works to strategically limit muscle function and reduce the pain associated with the temporomandibular joint. The results of the injection can last for several months, giving relief from the facial pain, headaches, swelling, and discomfort associated with the disorder. Addressing the uncomfortable symptoms of TMJ can help to improve overall health and well-being by reducing your levels of stress and anxiety.

What Can I Expect During My Botox Injections?

Botox injections are a non-invasive treatment that can be performed from the comfort of your home using the Prive Mobile Concierge. As every patient is unique, we’ll take care to personalize treatment to each individual’s anatomy and source of pain. You can expect each treatment to last approximately 10-30 minutes.

Over the course of several months, you can expect to have at least 3 injections. Depending on your needs, a specialist may inject Botox into your forehead, temples, and jaw muscles. Results of the injections may take a few weeks to be fully noticeable, and some patients may find that they no longer need injections after a few treatments. However, others may require regular treatments to keep migraines under control.

With Botox injections, you can expect minimal pain, similar to an insect bite or sting. If necessary, we recommend cold compresses or numbing creams for pain relief. Although some improvement can be felt within a day or two of treatment, it may take a few days for the full relieving effects to be apparent.

What Can I Expect After My Treatment?

As Botox injections are convenient and minimally-invasive, people that receive Botox can expect to return to normal daily activities once they finish their treatment session. Our specialist will provide you with post-procedure guidelines to follow so you can avoid potential side effects, the risks of which are rare, minimal, and temporary.

Am I A Good Candidate For Botox Injections?

If you suffer from chronic and involuntary jaw clenching, bruxism, migraines, or TMJ disorder, consider Botox injections from Prive Plastics. Botox can provide significant relief safely and efficiently. The Prive Mobile Concierge delivers injectables and skin care directly to you in your home in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Broward County. Call 561-717-3181 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wu to determine if Botox injections to reduce stress and anxiety are the right treatment for you.