Botox Treatments

Botox™ has been used (in the medical arena) for over twenty years, with various applications as a very safe and effective drug. 

At CNPHC we have more than fifteen years of experience administrating Botox.  These are some of the uses of Botox at the center:

Headaches. Botox™ has been proven to be very effective for chronic headache patients. Recently, the FDA ( food and drug administration) has approved Botox for the treatment of headaches.

Muscle Spasm/Pain. Botox™ is essentially a muscle relaxant. The drug is injected with a very small needle into the muscle. So, for example, if you have whiplash injury and neck pain from muscle tightness, Botox™ can be injected exactly at the point where the muscle feels tight and the medication will relax the muscle. There are no systemic (or all over body) effects like one would experience when taking a muscle relaxant by mouth.

Blepharospasm. This is a movement disorder involves the involuntary closure of the eye. This may cause major problems for patients as they cannot keep their eyes open to drive or may cause a coma. We currently have the largest patient group in Jamaica being treated for this disorder, as well as other patients from the Caribbean. The CNPHC is also currently involved in starting a support group for such patients.

Facial Spasm/Hemifacial Spasm/Meige Syndrome. Along with the involuntary eye closure, some patients experience facial spasms or twitching on one side of the face or both sides.

Cosmetics. Most people know about Botox™ because of its' use in the cosmetic arena. Botox™ is able to take away the lines around your eyes (crow’s feet) and the forehead. These lines unfortunately can make you look many years older than you are. Botox™ is a very easy and simple way to get rid of these lines and make you have a more youthful look.

Hyperhydrosis (sweaty armpits). Botox™ is the best treatment available to stop the excessive sweating under the armpits. Patients with hyperhydrosis experience tremendous embarrassment because their clothes become extremely wet in the armpit area. Patients may have extreme sweating when they are nervous, for example, when giving a speech. This problem can cause great stress for people in the professional setting. Excessive sweating can also be associated with a malodorous smell.