For many people, aging can be highly concerning if you value your youthful looks. Age can make us look older, less alert, tired, and cause us to develop wrinkles, crow’s feet, and more. Though aging itself cannot be stopped, it is, however, possible to retain one’s youthful looks through cosmetic treatments. One of the most popular treatment options in this regard is Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin that is obtained from the microorganism, Clostridium Botulinum. If it is injected in small doses to a specific area, it can help eliminate wrinkles and other signs of aging that appear on the face.
When injected, the toxin prevents nerve cell signals from reaching the muscles. This prevents the muscles from experiencing constant contractions, thereby, preventing the formation of wrinkles. It is an effective treatment that provides outstanding benefits to both men and women.
To get rid of crow’s feet, a general dose of 4 to 20 units is used for women, while men are generally given a dose of 10 to 30 units.
What Should You Expect?
When you choose to undergo a Botox treatment, your doctor will conduct a full analysis of your body to make sure you are suited for the treatment. He will also create a customized plan to satisfy your individual needs and rejuvenate your youthful looks.
The amount of Botox used can be adjusted to suit the amount of fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face and mouth. By controlling the dosage, your doctor can even make sure that you enjoy some level of natural expression and movement.
Having a reliable plastic surgeon will ensure that the Botox treatment delivers the most natural results possible. Botox can help control the formation of crow’s feet, allowing you to enjoy a youthful appearance for a longer period of time. Your exact requirements will be determined by your doctor after a consultation. He will tailor the Botox treatment according to your specific needs and goals.
Other Conditions That Can Be Treated with Botox
Apart from crow’s feet and wrinkles, Botox can be used to treat a wide range of other conditions. For instance, it is used to treat eye disorders such as strabismus (crosses eyes), blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking), movement/muscle disorders such as torticollis or cervical dystonia and headaches/migraines.
Botox has also been used to treat patients who suffer from having overactive bladders, especially those who are extremely sensitive to other treatment options. The Botox treatment, in this scenario, helps alleviate the constant sensation of wanting to pass urine, reduce urine leakage, and minimize trips to the restroom.
Botox can also treat excessive underarm sweating. There are certain chemicals that play a key role in stimulating the sweat glands in the armpit and Botox can block these chemicals to reduce sweating. This can help eliminate embarrassing sweat stains that appear in your clothing.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
Botox is only a temporary form of treatment. You will have to undergo repeat procedures to enjoy long term results. In the case of crow’s feet, the treatment lasts around a few months. However, the results begin to in matter of weeks.
Contact Our Office
While the aging process is impossible to stop, it is possible to control the way we look. If you want to enhance your facial appearance and make yourself look younger and more alert, a botox treatment is exactly what you need. Contact out office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez, a skilled cosmetic surgeon, to learn more about Botox and the benefits it can provide.