Used in precise doses, Botox® may be used as a successful solution for a number of podiatric concerns, including heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and hyperhidrosis. In Houston, experienced podiatrist Dr. Gabriel Maislos, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS, provides Botox as a treatment option if you’re facing these concerns and wish to improve your foot health and functionality. Botox offers surprising and impressive benefits beyond the cosmetic realm. To learn more, call Houston Foot and Ankle Care or use online booking to schedule your consultation today.
Botox is obtained from a toxin that’s created by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. When injected into certain muscles in minor, diluted amounts, Botox makes the muscles weaker and blocks the signals from nerves to muscles, temporarily paralyzing your muscle activity.
When your muscles are unable to contract, you may experience an array of benefits such as relief from pain caused by tight and restricted tendons and a reduction in inflammation.
Botox is a quick in-office injection Dr. Maislos provides that only takes a few minutes to complete, usually without the need for anesthesia. Most people don’t experience any discomfort, and, in many cases, more than one area can be treated at the same time depending on your medical situation.
The number of injections necessary depends on the area Dr. Maislos is treating. Once the procedure is complete, there’s no downtime and you can return to your daily activities right away. Botox begins working within the first few days after your treatment and can last for three months or more.
Most people are good candidates for Botox. During your initial consultation, Dr. Maislos discusses your goals, expectations, and concerns, helping to determine if Botox is right for you.
You’re not suitable for Botox if any of the following applies:
Dr. Maislos treats a variety of foot conditions with Botox, including:
In many cases, Dr. Maislos can combine Botox with other treatment methods for optimal results.
Botox offers many benefits, such as:
To learn more about the benefits of Botox and to find out if it’s right for you, call Houston Foot and Ankle Care or use online booking to schedule your consultation today.