BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Dr. Leonard B. Miller, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Boston, works with his patients to find the best solution for their needs and ensure successful results. While BOTOX® injections are typically used to smooth wrinkles or cosmetically enhance facial features, there are a variety of other conditions the minimally-invasive treatment can be used to address.
In addition to facial rejuvenation, BOTOX® injections can be used to decrease excessive sweating, reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches and migraines, and minimize teeth grinding. According to Dr. Miller, the majority of his patients that visit the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation are unaware of these additional benefits, and he hopes that more will take advantage of the range of treatments BOTOX® injections have to offer.
Second to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Miller notes that the most common reason patients receive BOTOX® injections is to prevent excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis). By reducing the stimulation of sweat glands in the underarms or hands, he says BOTOX® injections can help limit or stop excessive sweating when topical medications have failed to produce the desired result. The results of this hyperhidrosis treatment generally last up to four months, though the Boston plastic surgeon adds that similar to facial rejuvenation injections, patients will need to set up periodic maintenance appointments for optimal long-term results.
BOTOX® injections can also be placed in the forehead muscles to treat headaches and migraines. By weakening and relaxing the muscles in the patient's forehead, injections can effectively alleviate the tension that leads to head pain. In much the same manner, he says facial BOTOX® injections can also provide relief from excessive teeth grinding by weakening the masseter muscle that causes grinding. If used to treat headaches and migraines, BOTOX® injections will typically need to be administered on a periodic basis.
Ultimately, Dr. Miller notes the effects of BOTOX® injections for secondary uses can take up to two weeks for patients to experience their final results. However, he says many of his Boston plastic surgery patients notice an improvement within the first day or two after their treatments. Regardless of why patients seek out BOTOX® injections, Dr. Miller says the treatment is both safe and effective when administered by an experienced medical professional.
About Leonard B. Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS
In addition to having full operating privileges at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Leonard Miller serves as a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon, has published articles and delivered lectures both nationally and internationally, and is actively involved in the development of new products for the cosmetic industry. Dr. Miller is available for interview upon request.
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