If you’re looking for a way to refresh your face and erase the evidence of aging and stress, Botox may be the solution for you. Different from facial fillers, Botox relaxes tense muscles that cause wrinkles and defined expression lines. When done by a board-certified dermatologist, Botox safely and effectively diminishes wrinkles and lines without leaving you “frozen-faced.”
Patients typically seek Botox to eliminate the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, neck bands, lines around the corners of the mouth, and under eye wrinkles. It can also be used to solve embarrassing sweating issues and relieve the pain of migraines.
Can be used in the treatment of:
Botox for Facial Rejuvenation
BOTOX injections are currently the only treatment of its kind that has been approved by the FDA. As long as a patient goes to a reputable plastic surgeon such as Dr. Saul, the injections are completely safe. In fact, the injections are typically done in a quick, non-invasive manner that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.
Injections include botulinum toxin Type A, a naturally occurring protein that relaxes a patient’s targeted muscles. While relaxed, the muscles do not contract; muscle contractions are responsible for the creasing of your skin that you see around your eyes, mouth, and forehead, so the injection site will be left with smooth skin that has a naturally tight, toner, and youthful look and feel.
How Botox can treat sweating
Additionally, BOTOX is also the only FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis, or profuse sweating in the underarm (armpit). Here, injections block chemicals that trigger sweat glands to prevent embarrassing sweating in this area. Can you imagine being able to wear any color and fabric shirt you want without having to worry about sweat rings? It is important to note that while your underarms will not sweat after an injection, the rest of your sweat glands and nerves will not be affected, so the rest of your body will continue to sweat as it normally does.
Botox for the treatment of migraines
Many patients, however, can see benefits for a number of problems. In fact, there are more than 20 proven medical uses for BOTOX injections. This includes chronic headaches and migraines, especially in aging patients- a patient that suffers from long-lasting headaches of 4 hours or more might want to consider this treatment. A chronic migraine patient is anyone who suffers these headaches that do not seem to end at least 15 times in a given month. With Botox being used for headaches and/or migraines more and more, Dr. Saul and his team hope to alleviate your head pain in a short, simple procedure.