What Are the Benefits of Botulinum Toxin Medicines?
Botulinum toxin medicines, also known as neurotoxins, are products such as MYOBLOC®, BOTOX®, XEOMIN®, and Dysport®. They are used to treat pain in the nerves and muscles. Many also use BOTOX and Dysport to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of botulinum toxin medicines, schedule a consultation with Dr. Asare Christian at Aether Medicine in Wayne, PA. Dr. Christian specializes in the use of botulinum toxin products. He has undergone extensive advanced training in Lisbon, Portugal.
During Dr. Christian’s career, he has participated in multinational research focusing on treating spasticity in adult and pediatric patients using botulinum toxins. Upon injection, the neurotoxin relaxes the area and helps ease the pain and spasms.
Benefits of botulinum toxins to treat spasticity
Have you recently suffered a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, or been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy? If so, you could be experiencing stiffness and spasms in your legs and arms. Left untreated, spasticity can quickly become worse, and you may suffer a skin breakdown. Botulinum toxins can ease spasticity.
All about cervical dystonia
Sufferers of the neurological condition cervical dystonia (often referred to as spasmodic torticollis) experience neck spasms and tightening, which can make it difficult to turn your head without shaking or pain. Cervical dystonia is incurable, but treatment using botulinum toxins can bring much-needed pain relief. In many instances, symptoms may resolve themselves.
Are botulinum toxins right for you?
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christian to discuss if botulinum toxins are right for your needs.
Neurotoxins are commonly used to treat the symptoms of the following conditions.
- Cervical dystonia
- Drooling (sialorrhea)
- Temporomandibular (TMJ)
- Sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Hemifacial spasms
Neurotoxins might be an excellent choice if you suffer from conditions that cause pain or muscle spasms.
During a consultation at Aether Medicine in Wayne, PA, Dr. Christian will evaluate your medical history and listen to your concerns to determine if treatment with botulinum toxins is the right choice. He will work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan that helps address your needs and diagnosis.
Following treatment with botulinum toxins, patients start to notice results in about a week. The effects last from 3 – 6 months before patients undergo maintenance treatment. Typically, the team at Aether Medicine will schedule follow-up treatments with Dr. Christian, so you can stay on top of your condition.
Schedule a botulinum toxins consultation in Wayne, PA
If you are suffering from muscle spasms, pain, or other conditions that could benefit from treatment with botulinum toxins, schedule a consultation at Aether Medicine. Dr. Christian will evaluate your health and listen to your concerns. He can then create a treatment plan using specific botulinum toxins to help meet your needs. Contact us in Wayne, PA to learn more.