Botox is not just used for cosmetics. It has many uses in medicine for therapeutics as well and it was being studied initially for therapeutic uses when the cosmetic effects were observed in clinical trials.
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC BOTOX?
Mechanism varies depending on what is being targeted. This varies from relaxing muscles to decreasing sweat gland activity.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Mechanism varies depending on what is being targeted. This varies from relaxing muscles to decreasing sweat gland activity. Generally neuromodulators (like BOTOX or Dysport) work by interrupting a signal.
WHAT TO EXPECT
DESIGNED TO TREAT
Sweating, Migraines, TMJ/Bruxism
Return to work right away
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT PLAN
Every 3-9 months, as needed
Varies (may be covered by supplemental insurance)
PRE TREATMENT & AFTER CARE
Avoid blood thinning medications and supplements.
For 3 hours: remain upright (do NOT lie down) and do not rub or massage the treated areas. Avoid makeup or use mineral based.
For 24 hours: avoid strenuous physical activity, hot tubs, saunas, facials, and blood thinners such as alcohol, or Aspirin®/Advil®.
Bruising, swelling, redness to the injection site.
Will my insurance cover this?
It might! Insurance companies and plans vary so please contact your insurance provider to check. We cannot guarantee coverage. Botox requires a special authorization form for most insurance companies.
Can I use my health spending or flex account?
Likely, but you will need to submit a receipt for reimbursement. We cannot necessarily direct bill your insurance company.
How much does my insurance cover?
This varies again. The cost of the medication is sometimes looked at separately from special authorization fees, doctors and injector/clinic fees so it is best to check.
I already have my insurance forms approved elsewhere. Can I come to see you?
Yes! We regularly administer therapeutic botox for patients from specialist and family physician clinics. Our injection fees are typically around $200.
Can you do my insurance forms for me?
Currently, we are not doing insurance forms. Your best chance of getting special authorization forms approved is through your family doctor or specialist.