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Botox

Doctors have been using the medication Botox to address wrinkles and folds on the face for many years. A toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum is known by the brand name “Botox,” and since Botox was the first injectable form of the toxin, it is the term you hear the most frequently.

Botox is most frequently used by medical professionals to minimize facial wrinkles. But receiving a Botox injection can also assist with extreme underarm perspiration (hyperhidrosis), persistent migraine, and uncontrollable bladder.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Botox® is the most well-known to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles that come from facial movements like frowning and squinting. It is an incredible solution for forehead and frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox is also an effective treatment to treat excessive sweating, migraines, and various muscular disorders.

Botox for TMJ in Fremont, CA

Although still a relatively new treatment option for TMJ, Botox has been show to improve a variety of medical conditions stemming from muscle over exertion. Disorders that include chronic migraines, uncontrollable blinking, excessive sweating and more have been treated with botox – making it a natural solution for TMJ as well.

Botox

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth frown lines on your most visible surface: Your Face. It is the only wrinkle reduction treatment of its kind approved by the FDA.

Frequently Asked Questions About Botox

Botox prevents nerve impulses from reaching the muscles. The muscle in which the injection was given no longer has the ability to contract. Wrinkles smooth out and loosen up as a result.

Frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines are the most common areas where Botox is applied. Sun damage and the effects of gravity are not correctable with Botox.

  • Frown creases.
  • Frontal lines.
  • Lines that span the nose’s bridge (known as bunny lines).
  • Crow’s Feet, which are lines that run along the lateral eye’s upper two-thirds.
  • Chin “dents.”
  • Brows (brow lift).
  • For gummy smiles (the upper teeth and gums are overexposed)
  • Aging muscular neck bands or lines (platysma bands).
  • Underarm and palm areas due to hyperhidrosis, which is the medical term for excessive sweating.
  • Verti glabellar lines.
  • Lines between the eyebrows.

You may notice a slight tightening of the skin. You’ll see the results in the areas of your face that were treated when you try to make exaggerated facial expressions. The full effect of Botox on even the deepest wrinkles should be visible in about a week to two. 

Injecting Botox won’t cause any pain. You shouldn’t experience any severe discomfort from Botox injections because they aren’t intended to do so. But it’s worth noting that people who are afraid of needles may experience anxiety or discomfort during injections.

Botox usually stops working after three or four months. In some people, the effect may remain for as long as six months, while in others, it may only last two. People who have never tried it before are also likely to find that the effects don’t last quite as long the first time around, but that they improve following the second session.

Following a Botox injection, you can experience a few short-term side effects. These might consist of:

  • Bruising. One of the most frequent adverse effects, which will pass.
  • Headaches. These are often infrequent and pass in 24 to 48 hours.
  • Drooling or a crooked smile.
  • Muscle weakness in the area.
  • Eyelid sagging. Only a small fraction of people experience this, and it normally goes away in three weeks. Don’t rub the area that has received Botox because that normally causes it to move about.
  • Dry eyes or a lot of crying.
  • Little discomfort or edema near the injection site.
  • Flu-like symptoms or a generalized feeling of illness.
  • Uneasy stomach.
  • Numbness.

After receiving BOTOX®, there is no recovery period required. The treatment only takes a short amount of time, and after you finish your visit, you can immediately get back to your regular activities.

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