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Difference between therapeutic Botox and cosmetic Botox

Botox treatment is a cosmetic procedure that uses a form of botulinum toxin to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It works by blocking nerve signals that cause the facial muscles to contract, resulting in a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion. Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and other signs of aging. 

What is Therapeutic Botox?

Therapeutic Botox is injected into the body to treat a medical condition or symptom, such as muscle spasms, excessive sweating, or chronic migraines. When those muscles relax, it relieves any tension causing the pain mentioned above.

Botox effect such symptoms by the following:

  1. Head and neck muscle pain may be brought on by trigger points. Botox, on the other hand, causes the tight muscles to relax and relieves your pain. Not to mention that it balances the muscles in your neck and head.
  2. It must be challenging to get sleep while you’re hurt. That pain will go gone after Botox injections, which will improve your ability to sleep.
  3. Teeth grinding and migraines are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Your muscles could be tense, which would be the cause. Botox can help lower the strain, and the wear on your teeth, and stop migraines completely.

What is Cosmetic Botox?

Cosmetic Botox, on the other hand, is injected into the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging. You can also treat acne with Botox. It is administered by a cosmetic surgeon or doctor and is also regulated by the FDA. As Botox is used cosmetically to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The drug works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals to the muscle, causing it to relax.

Are The Procedures for Cosmetic and Therapeutic Botox Different?

The procedure is basically identical whether you are having cosmetic or therapeutic Botox. Although therapeutic Botox is frequently covered to some extent by the majority of third-party health insurance providers, you will go through a very thorough exam to verify that all of your demands are satisfied and your budget can support your treatment. After the Botox is injected into the proper place, you may begin to notice the effects or feel the therapeutic effects in as soon as 2-3 days, but the complete effect may take up to 2 weeks to appear. You must maintain your treatment every roughly three months with both aesthetic and therapeutic Botox (an average of six months between treatments for excessive sweating.)

One of the few differences between the two types of Botox is that therapeutic Botox requires a medical evaluation and diagnosis before a prescription can be issued, and only then can the actual operation be scheduled and booked. This is done in order for the doctor to properly identify the cause and source of your symptoms, determine whether Botox is the right treatment for you, and then design the best course of action for you. One thing that doctors need to take note of is the frequency and amount of Botox as too much may lead to Botox resistance. Make sure to not get any under the table procedures to ensure your safety.