Botox is not only cosmetic in nature but also has been FDA approved for the treatment of hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), upper limb spasticity, chronic migraines, and overactive bladder. Consultation is included in your appointment time to discuss your concern, plan of care, and answer any questions you may have about Botox injections.
Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles in adults. Botox partially paralyzes the muscles responsible for these lines so the wrinkles cannot be continuously reinforced by underlying muscular contraction. With time, the wrinkles fade and you obtain a more youthful appearance.
Botox competitors include topical creams, which simply do not address the source of the wrinkle, and plastic surgery, which is very invasive, painful, and requires general anesthesia. Not to be confused with cosmetic lasers, Botox focuses on removing fine lines rather than evening the skin tone. The purpose of Botox is to restore elasticity and bring a youthful glow to the appearance of the skin.