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Many Benefits of Botox
The Many Benefits of Botox
Botox is a fast treatment that offers dramatic results. Performed right in your dermatology office, this injectable treatment can help you fight back against wrinkles and get the younger look you want. In addition to being an anti-aging treatment, Botox offers many other benefits.
Botox Creates Fewer Wrinkles
Botox works best for treating dynamic wrinkles—wrinkles that appear when you move your facial muscles, such as when you scrunch your eyebrows or frown. It works by reducing the ability of your muscles to move in the injection area. When the muscles don’t move, the dynamic wrinkles don’t appear. This makes Botox different from other anti-aging treatments, like dermal fillers that work by plumping up wrinkled skin. Most patients need to repeat Botox treatments every three to four months as the results wear off, but over time, you may have fewer wrinkles as your muscles become accustomed to being relaxed. Botox can also be used to prevent wrinkles from forming at all.
Botox Reduces Migraine Pain
Botox is FDA-approved to treat chronic migraine headaches. Botox® has been approved for treating headaches that are present more than 15 days per month. It is used to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine, who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day, in people 18 or older.
Thanks to its ability to relax muscles, Botox can lessen the tension in the muscles that are associated with migraines and ease the strain on the nervous system. For migraine treatment, Botox may be injected into the neck, shoulders, or forehead. Botox is also increasingly being used with good results to treat other kinds of pain, including arthritis and dystonia, a condition that causes painful muscle spasms.
Botox Treats Hyperhidrosis – Less Sweating
Botox has also been FDA-approved to treat hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating. The active ingredient in Botox slows the production of a chemical called acetycholine. Acetycholine stimulates sweat glands, so having less of it in your body means that the symptoms of hyperhidrosis will be reduced.
Botox Treatments – Advanced Dermatology in NYC
Is Botox right for you? Find out by scheduling an appointment at Advanced Dermatology Associates with Dr. Lawrence Jaeger. In addition to providing Botox treatments in Manhattan & Bronx, NY, our doctors also deliver laser skin treatments, eczema care, and more dermatological treatments for skin conditions. To make your appointment, call us today at (212) 262-2500.