You have most likely heard of BOTOX®, but you may not know exactly what it is or what it can treat. Perhaps you know that it can be used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, but did you know that it has other applications as well?
Dr. Richard Burgmeier and his team at Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ and Tempe, AZ are here to answer all of your questions about this incredible injectable. Contact us today to schedule your BOTOX® consultation!
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® has the ability to relax the muscles in your face. When a cosmetic practitioner injects the substance under the skin, it prevents nerves from sending impulses to the muscle fibers. Once relaxed, the face becomes smoother overall, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the treatment area.
How Long Do the Results Last?
How long the results last varies from person to person. Most people find that these cosmetic injections typically continue to provide visible effects for between three and six months. Eventually, the substance wears off, and the nerve impulses again establish a connection with the muscle fibers, causing some wrinkles to return. Many people who use BOTOX®, therefore, schedule regular treatments for ongoing results.
For Sweaty Armpits
While BOTOX® is most famous as an anti-wrinkle agent, many people also use it for excessive sweating (sometimes called hyperhidrosis). The practitioner injects the solution under the arms in a procedure that aims to eliminate unwanted sweating. The solution inactivates the sweat glands in the armpit, preventing them from producing moisture.
For Migraines and Tension Headaches
Research and clinical experience show that BOTOX® is also highly effective for both migraines and tension headaches, which are both common occurrences among people who experience a high degree of stress in their daily lives. BOTOX® relaxes the muscles around the head, providing relief to people who regularly experience these conditions. Typically, these injections can protect patients against migraines and tension headaches for between ten and thirteen weeks. However, it all depends on the unique case.
As you can see, BOTOX® has a number of uses. It may be used to:
- Reduce or eliminate the appearance of frown lines
- Reduce or eliminate “crow’s feet” – the wrinkles that appear around the corners of the eyes
- Reduce lower back pain caused by tension or excessive sitting
- Reduce a variety of spasms, including spasms of the neck, vocal cord, and face
- Reduce or eliminate muscle spasticity that results from multiple sclerosis, stroke, and cerebral palsy
- Improve the appearance of scars
- Improve the appearance of other parts of the face
- Reduce excessive sweating from the armpits
- Counteract headaches and migraines
Whether you’re dealing with facial wrinkles, hyperhidrosis, or migraines, it’s likely that BOTOX® can work for you. Set up a time to visit Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ and Tempe, AZ so that you can find out for sure. You should be happy to know that Dr. Burgmeier is recognized as a DIAMOND BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm® Injectable Gel Provider, highlighting his wealth of experience. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
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