Leia Rispoli, MD
Interventional Pain Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA & Marina Del Rey, CA
Botox® is typically known for its cosmetic uses to reduce wrinkles and improve your appearance. However, Botox also has many benefits for treating muscle spasms refractory to typical conventional treatments. Fellowship-trained specialist Leia Rispoli, MD, has expertise in administering Botox injections, leaving you with positive results. If you’re curious about Botox injections, call Leia Rispoli, MD, with offices in Marina Del Rey and Newport Beach, California, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Botox Injections Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a medication made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin temporarily prevents your muscles from moving, reducing the appearance of wrinkles or reducing the excessive spasm in a muscle. The effects typically last 3-12 months.
Besides adjusting the appearance of your face, Botox also treats conditions that affect how your body functions. These conditions include:
- Muscle spasms
- Chronic migraines
- Eye twitching
- Cervical dystonia
- Bladder dysfunction
Most of these conditions involve involuntary tensing or contracting of your muscles. Because Botox can relax your muscles, Dr. Rispoli recommends Botox injections as a treatment.
How do Botox injections work?
Before beginning your procedure, Dr. Rispoli asks if you’ve received Botox injections before or if you take additional muscle relaxers or medications, such as blood thinners, that could interfere with the treatment.
Though the injections do not cause discomfort, some people prefer numbing beforehand. Dr. Rispoli can provide topical anesthesia to ensure you feel comfortable.
Using a thin needle and a small amount of botulinum toxin, Dr. Rispoli injects the Botox into your skin and muscles. The number of injections varies depending on the condition being treated.
After the procedure, refrain from rubbing the area where you received Botox injections for at least 24 hours to prevent the Botox from spreading to other areas. Within 3-5 days, you should notice positive results.
What are the benefits of Botox injections?
There are several benefits to receiving Botox. Dr Rispoli typically offers Botox treatment to patients with chronic migraines, pelvic floor dysfunction, or cervical dystonia.
Nerve pain, muscle spasms, and migraines can affect many aspects of your life and lack effective treatment options. However, with Botox injections, you can manage your pain and relieve your discomfort with long-lasting results.
The injections work to relax your muscles if you experience involuntary muscle contractions or imbalances, restoring your body so you can return to your daily activities.
Because you receive the injection directly where you experience discomfort, you won’t experience side effects typically associated with the use of oral pain medication or other systemic treatments.
To learn more about Botox injections and if they’re the right treatment option for you, call Leia Rispoli, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.