Botox can be applied to wrinkles for cosmetic rejuvenation.
Botox is an available neurotoxin approved for cosmetic rejuvenation. It has been FDA approved for cosmetic use in the U.S. since 2002. It is derived from a piece of protein found in a bacterium known as Clostridum botulinum.
Patients of Botox apply it to treat wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet, smoker lines, and bunny lines. It can also help provide a mini eyebrow lift, reduce neck cords and masseter muscles of the temporomandibular joint.* Patients experience benefits that generally last from three to four months.*
The proteins block the local receptor sites that lead to muscle activity. The treated area will be affected by minimal or severe lines.* As a result, treatment will need to be repeated to prevent the chances of slow reversal of previously treated sites.*
There is a possibility of side effects experienced by patients, including bruising and swelling at the injection site.* These conditions are temporary and will dissipate after a short period of time.* Gentle pressure and ice can be applied to the affected area to reduce the level of bruising and swelling.*
Hyperhidrosis (Sweat) Affecting The Underarms, Hands, Feet, Groins, And Face Can Be Treated With Botox.
Sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can affect the underarms, hands, feet, groins, and face. If you sweat in daily situations and activities, you may be affected by hyperhidrosis. This condition can also occur under stressful and anxious situations, such as meeting new people.
Localized hyperhidrosis can be treated with Botox.* For persistent types that do not respond to topical antiperspirants, Botox injections can work as a solution.*
Botox works for hyperhidrosis treatment by temporarily blocking the nerves that stimulate sweating in the armpits, palms, or other localized areas for injection.* It is directly injected using a small needle into the area affected by excessive sweating. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, however, heavy exercise should be avoided until you have consulted with your dermatologist.*
Side effects with Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis are minimal in the axilla.* This can include tiny bruises, which will fade in a few days.* There also may be areas with persistent sweating that require a second treatment.*
The cost of treatment is based on the volume and amount of Botox used. To obtain more information about pricing and how your treatment plan will be determined, call our office and schedule a consultation.
Botox Is Helpful For Various Migraines And Tension Type Headaches.
Botox treats a variety of pain states such as migraine and tension type headaches.* It reduces pain neuropeptides and blocks the transmission of pain sensation.* Tension type headaches are caused in part by persistent muscle contraction. Partial paralysis of the muscles in the region can help to alleviate the headache and associated pain.*
Certain types of headaches can respond better to Botox than others. Headaches caused by muscle spasms and most types of tension headaches respond well to Botox.* There are certain areas that do not respond as well, these include the top of the head, cheeks, area between the eyes, and behind the ear.*
The Botox injections are performed on both sides of the head. This is done because injecting into only one side can result in headaches occurring in the other. Injecting into both sides prevents this occurrence.
Patients who may not be a candidate for Botox injections are those experiencing neuromuscular disorders, are pregnant, or have myopathic disorders. Botox therapy is FDA approved and works for pain that does not respond to conservative treatments.
While it can provide significant pain relief for chronic headaches, the results can vary according to the individual person. It can take several weeks and multiple treatments before the headaches respond to Botox injections. For additional information about how Botox will work specifically for you, please call Total Cosmetix and schedule a consultation.
Correct A Gummy Smile With Carefully Applied Botox Injections
The ideal smile for many is healthy, flawless, and full of confidence. For some patients, that is not always the case. Some smiles can have excessive amounts of gum showing. This is known as a “gummy smile”. Patients affected by this condition experience self-conscious and negative emotions.
A gummy smile has several causes. This includes an overactive muscle located in the upper lip. Dr. Hamid Towhidian is a cosmetic surgery and dermatology expert who can correct gummy smiles. One method is by Botox injection, which is a safe procedure that can be performed in an office setting.
Botox injections are performed on planned locations that will ensure the upper lip is not excessively raised when you smile. With this result, only your teeth will display when you make a smile.* The full results can be seen after several days.*
Patients at Dr. Towhidian’s office are satisfied with his work and experience long lasting results.*
If you are affected by a gummy smile, you can discuss your options and determine your candidacy for Botox by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Towhidian in Irvine.
*Individual results vary. Photos and reviews do not guarantee outcomes and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgery or procedure.
Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.* BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, simple and non-surgical treatment that relaxes the underlying muscles which cause wrinkles and lines to appear on the skin.* It can soften the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and provide a more rested, youthful appearance.*
For additional information, please contact Total Cosmetic and schedule a consultation.