Botox Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Botulinum injections, such as Botox® and Dysport®, help relax muscles and resolve twitching, tension, and uncontrollable movements. To find out how Botox and Dysport can help you with migraines, tics, and other chronic conditions, book an evaluation at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists directly through the website. You can also call the Atlanta based medical practice directly to speak with a team member.

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How does Botox work?

Botox, as well as Dysport, a similar type of neuromodulator, contains purified forms of botulinum toxins. Upon injection, the solution relaxes muscles by blocking the release of neuropeptide calcitonin gene related polypeptides, which are compounds that act as neurotransmitters.

Once these neurotransmitters are blocked, cell signaling to and from your brain between muscles stops. This allows muscles to relax, which can minimize symptoms associated with a wide variety of chronic neurological conditions. 

What can Botox treat?

The board-certified physicians at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provide both Botox and Dysport injections, depending on your specific diagnosis, for a wide variety of conditions. You may benefit from Botox or Dysport injections if you experience:

  • Eye twitching 
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Chronic headaches or migraine attacks
  • Motor tics, as with Tourette’s syndrome

Botox and Dysport are entirely fast acting. While you may have a little temporary soreness or swelling at the injection site, you should experience an improvement in your symptoms within a couple of days. 

Are Botox injections painful?

The caring team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists doesn’t want you to focus on discomfort from injections. While Botox and Dysport sometimes lead to some minor stinging or pinching sensations, they don’t cause serious pain. The injection needles are very small.

If you’re worried about discomfort or know you’re getting an injection in a sensitive area, like near your eyes, you can always apply a topical over-the-counter numbing cream to the area before your scheduled appointment.  

Is Botox long-lasting?

Yes! You should notice that your Botox or Dysport treatment from PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provides lasting relief for up to three to four months. 

Because both Botox and Dysport are safe to use again and again, when you start noticing that your symptoms are coming back, you can return to PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists for a retreatment. 

Not only are Botox and Dysport injections highly effective and long-lasting, but treatments are also quick. Most Botox and Dysport treatments from PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists take just 10-15 minutes. 

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provides Botox and Dysport treatments for serious neurological issues. Learn more by booking an exam online or over the phone today.