For Santa Monica patients who come regularly for Botox treatments, the fact that Botox was the most common non-invasive cosmetic treatment last year is probably not too hard to believe. Since it was made available ten years ago, Botox quickly rose to the top as one of the most popular of cosmetic treatments and has remained one of the most widely prescribed non-invasive cosmetic treatments ever since.
Botox is one of the commercially available forms of botulinum toxin, which is commonly used in the treatment of muscular problems in the face. Botox is often used to address the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, facial creases, brow furrow, uncontrolled blinking and lazy eye. Introducing a small amount of Botox to the muscles experiencing problems allows for decreased sensitivity to stimulus and better muscle control.
Further Uses For Botox
Botox is most commonly known for it’s ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and mask the signs of aging. What many people are unaware of is that Botox has several other amazing applications. Patients who experience the symptoms of hyperhydrosis may be interested to know that Botox is commonly used as a treatment for the condition in which patients sweat far more than common. Botox can greatly limit the activity of the sweat glands and reduce the amount of sweat a person produces. Botox can be used to treat migraine sufferers, and patients experiencing stiffness in the hands and elbows.
Botox can be administered in as little as ten-minutes and there is no recovery period. Patients can return to their daily routine as usual and will see results as Botox begins to take effect over then following 3-5 days – more than 80% of patients begin to see results in this period. Results will continue to improve and often remain in effect for up to four months or more. Botox is the botulinum toxin brand that has been most widely tested and has the longest most thoroughly studied history. Only specially trained surgeons should administer Botox.
Raphael Darvish M.D. M.B.A. has years of experience and is one of Santa Monica’s leading specialists offering Botox and a number of other treatments at Skinpeccable Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Santa Monica.
Contact Dr. Raphael Darvish at the unparalleled Skinpeccable Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Los Angeles, California to schedule a consultation and determine if you are a good candidate for Botox injections.