Tampa, FL — Many people choose to receive BOTOX® injections in order to smooth wrinkles and cosmetically enhance their facial features; however, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used for a number of other purposes. Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt, a vein specialist in Tampa Bay, says his practice utilizes the injections not only to improve facial lines, but to help patients temporarily stop excessive sweating, experience fewer headaches, and minimize TMJ pain and masseter hypertrophy. He says not many patients that enter his office know all the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic, and he hopes more people will visit his practice to take advantage of the range of treatments BOTOX® injections can offer.
Second to improving one’s facial features, Dr. Hunt says a common reason he sees his patients getting BOTOX® Cosmetic is to prevent hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. The injections can reduce or stop sweating by impeding the stimulation of sweat glands on the body. Patients often opt to receive the treatment in their underarms after topical medicines have proven ineffective, and results commonly last up to six months or more, although individual cases may vary. Aside from facial enhancement and hyperhidrosis control, he says he recommends the FDA-approved treatment for its other functions as well.
At his center for vein treatment in Tampa Bay, Dr. Hunt also uses BOTOX® Cosmetic to help patients diminish the occurrence of headaches and provide relief from TMJ pain and masseter hypertrophy. According to him, nearly 35 million people worldwide suffer from TMJ symptoms such as jaw pain and recurring headaches. He says injections can be administered on an interval basis in frontalis forehead muscles to alleviate tension headache symptoms, adding that the treatment has been known to help combat chronic migraines. Since BOTOX® injections can effectively paralyze or weaken muscles, as commonly administered to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, Dr. Hunt says:
“A cosmetic solution can be the use of BOTOX® injections in the masseter muscle. Patients usually have about 20-50 units per masseter muscle injected to weaken muscle and stop TMJ symptoms for roughly four months. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also change facial appearance by softening a square jaw by shrinking the masseter muscle and improving masseter hypertrophy.”
When deciding where to receive BOTOX® Cosmetic, varicose vein treatment, or any other cosmetic skin procedure, Dr. Hunt emphasizes that choosing an experienced physician is essential to ensuring safe and ethical treatment. At his practice, all providers utilize the most advanced technology and techniques while offering the highest level of care. He adds that he strives to consistently better himself in the fields of aesthetics and vein diseases to maintain the highest level of patient trust and provide the most effective results possible.
About Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt
A graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt is the founder and medical director of the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay. He is a member of numerous medical organizations including the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Mesotherapy, and the American Osteopathic Society among others. Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, Dr. Hunt is a pioneer in the field of vein treatment.
The Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay is located at 3001 N Rocky Point Dr E. Suite 125, Tampa, Florida 33607, and can be reached toll-free at 888-434-9192. Dr. Hunt can also be contacted online at veincentertampa.com or facebook.com/veincentertampa page.