Botox injections have become quite widespread in reducing the appearance of some facial wrinkles, and although there are now many other injectable options, Botox is still the popular choice. Botox injections temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, such as frown lines, between your eyebrows, crow’s-feet, the lines that fan out from the corners of your eyes, and the horizontal forehead lines that form when you raise your eyebrows. This well-known “wrinkle eraser” is not just for cosmetic purposes, however, and is also used to treat a list of problems including recurring neck spasms, certain causes of crossed eyes, overactive bladder, and excessive sweating. Our Dana Point cosmetic dermatologist, at Advanced Dermatology, Inc., also uses Botox injections on some of our patients to help prevent chronic migraines.
Our Dana Point cosmetic dermatologist explains to each patient how Botox injections block specific chemical signals from nerves, mainly signals that cause muscles to contract. Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected directly into the chosen muscle with significant, noticeable results, without surgery and no recovery time. Botox was the first drug to use botulinum toxin, produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Botulism is actually a type of food poisoning, but in this application it temporarily paralyzes muscle activity.
Introduced by a company called Allergan, Botox has been around for over 20 years, and has an extremely high effectiveness and safety rate. In order to maintain its effect, Botox must be injected every three to six months to keep up the look of reduced wrinkles and smoother skin. Of course, it is far more important who is injecting your Botox, their technique, as well as their understanding of the product itself. Our well-educated Dana Point cosmetic dermatologist keeps current with all the latest in cosmetic and Botox advancements. Board certified, our doctors use cutting-edge technology and equipment, offering exceptional service and personalized care to all of our patients. With all the choices available for cosmetic enhancements, our Dana Point cosmetic dermatologist is happy to consult with you to make sure that Botox injections are the right choice for you.