Botox

Stuart Lerner, MD

Family Medicine & Holistic Medicine located in Kailua, HI

Do you know what wrinkles and lines, or migraines, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), and eye twitching all have in common? You can treat all of them with Botox® at Stuart Lerner, MD, in Kailua, Hawaii. If you suffer from any of these ailments, or you want cosmetic Botox treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerner online or over the phone today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox® is a purified form of a protein that comes from bacteria, known as Botulinum toxin type A. When Dr. Lerner injects it into any muscle, the muscle relaxes, allowing for various results, from wrinkle relief to migraine relief.

What does Botox treat?


Botox is best known for its cosmetic uses. With Botox, Dr. Lerner can soften, reduce, or eliminate dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by muscle movements. He also uses Botox to treat:

  • Chronic migraines
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

Wrinkles

Botox typically softens, reduces, and eliminate wrinkles for three to four months at a time. Botox targets dynamic wrinkles such as:

  • Lines across the forehead
  • Smile lines and frown lines around the mouth
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Lines between the eyes

 

After you get Botox injections for wrinkles, you’ll notice results within five to seven days. Results shoul last about three months. 

Chronic migraines

Chronic migraine headaches occur more than 15 days a month, with each headache lasting at least four hours every time. To treat current migraines and prevent future episodes, Dr. Lerner injects Botox around the pain fibers associated with your headaches. There, the Botox blocks the release of pain transmission chemicals.

For the best results, it’s recommended to get Botox injections once every 12 weeks.

TMJ

Botox relaxes the muscles that move the jaw, thereby alleviating jaw pain and tension headaches that you get from grinding your teeth, overworking your jaw joints, and displaced jaw joints. After injecting Botox into specific jaw muscles, you notice relief almost immediately.

How long does Botox treatment take?

Botox treatment is very quick. Typically, it only takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete. During treatment, the injections feel like a pinch.

Are you interested in Botox treatment? If so, reach out to Dr. Lerner online or over the phone today.