Botulinum Toxin type A
Botulinum Toxin type A is well known for its aesthetic properties and role in facial enhancement, but what about medical applications? Neurotoxins have an important role to play in a number of medical conditions when conservative management and other less invasive treatment options have been exhausted. Teeth Grinding and Botulinum these two conditions are Bruxism (teeth grinding) and associated Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction and Hyperhidrosis.
Teeth grinding, gnashing and clenching of the jaw can occur both throughout the day but also commonly during the night when sleeping. Teeth Grinding can lead to a number of secondary complications including headaches, TMJ pain, dysfunction and degeneration, dental damage and enlargement of the Masseter muscles causing facial distortion. Treating the Masseter muscles with Neurotoxin relaxes the muscles resulting in reduced tension around the jaw, relief from associated headaches, reduction in teeth grinding and prevention of dental damage, relieves pressure of the TMJ and restoring facial symmetry as Masseter size reduces without continued contraction of the muscle. Neurotoxin to the Masseters is an effective treatment option that has multiple health benefits and provides great relief from multiple troublesome symptoms and complications of the over active muscle.
Hyperhidrosis is the presence of abnormally excessive sweating in the absence of heat or exercise. Excessive and disproportionate sweat production affects an estimated 3 % of the population and can lead to significant patient distress resulting in both physical and social discomfort, loss of self-confidence, reduce productivity and can lead to higher rates of anxiety and depression.
Hyperhidrosis can be broken down into primary and secondary causes, the later meaning there is another identifiable and potentially treatable cause for the excessive sweating. Primary Hyperhidrosis is the absence of secondary cause and failing conservative treatment options such as good hygiene and regular application of prescription antiperspirants then Botulinum Toxin type A is an effective treatment option.
Masseters from $525 Hyperhidrosis Underarms, Palms and Feet from $990 (PBS subsidy may be available $500)