John Mayer has been acclaimed for his musical talents for the past 10 years, but while he is usually making headlines, the singer has keeping a low profile recently. While fans wonder whether he is taking a break from the spotlight, Mayer explains he has actually been undergoing treatment for a node that developed in his vocal cords.
But while the musician doesn’t seem to be showing the tell-tale signs of aging that many of his fellow celebrities are demonstrating, Mayer has been getting Botox injections.
Although Botox is usually used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, the popular cosmetic procedure has been approved for several other uses, including the treatment of severe migraines, motor function illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and most recently, John Mayer’s vocal cords.
Mayer developed a growth on his vocal cords known as a granuloma several months ago. He underwent an operation to have the node removed, but it grew back, affecting his ability to speak, much less sing. The Grammy Award-winning artist knew there was something he had to do in order to prevent the growth from getting worse and permanently affecting his musical career, so he began undergoing Botox to freeze his vocal folds and help in the healing process.
With the help of skilled doctors, John Mayer had Botox injected into his vocal cords through his neck, which paralyzed the vocal muscles and prevented them from contracting and further irritating the granuloma.
“They cut [the granuloma] out of your throat and then they inject your vocal cords with Botox, which freezes your vocal cords so that [the granuloma] can heal without [the cords] smacking up against the other side,” explained Mayer on a recent episode of the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Now, Mayer’s throat is almost completely healed thanks to Botox.
But this isn’t the only alternative treatment to Botox that has been helping patients around the country heal. The injections have also been administered in individuals suffering from intense migraine headaches, muscle disorders and even excessive sweating.
However, in order for the Botox treatment to work effectively, it must be administered by a qualified medical professional.
If you have considered getting Botox for medical or cosmetic purposes and reside in the Dallas, Texas area, turn to experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Ricardo Meade, today to discuss your treatment options.
Botox as a cosmetic treatment is a non-surgical procedure that relaxes the muscles in the face, especially where deep wrinkles occur between the eyes, forehead and brow. Softening the affected areas, the treatment gives patients a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance, without having to worry about undergoing a permanent surgical procedure.
The effects of Botox can last for up to four months, so repeated injections are required for individuals who want to continue benefiting from the results. Repeated treatments are also needed for patients who are undergoing Botox injections to help with their medical disorders.
For more information on how Botox can help improve your aesthetics or physical well being, contact Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Ricardo Meade, today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.