BOTOX COSMETIC / DYSPORT
If you are approaching your thirties or forties, or older, you may have started to notice ‘smile’ lines at the sides of your eyes or deep furrows of your brows and forehead, especially when you are in an emotional discussion. These beginning signs of more permanent wrinkles to come are actually creases that are being worn into the skin by making the same facial expression over and over. Those ‘expression lines,’ also known as frown lines or crow’s feet, are caused by the contraction of the muscles underneath the skin. Botox and Dysport are perfect solution to help eliminate that.
“We are starting to use neurotoxin injectables (Botox, Dysport & Xeomin) very differently now then at the age of our mothers.
Dr. Russak recommends to use it much sooner to prevent progression from dynamic wrinkles to static wrinkles but we use it in a much smaller quantities to give patients a much softer, relaxed rather then frozen look.
We don’t want to eliminate movement in the face; we just don’t want the permanent lines to settle in.”
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WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox® is a purified protein that is produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. There have been no serious side effects associated with its use by dermatologists. It is a natural, extremely safe, although temporary method of improving wrinkles and signs of aging of the face and neck.
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HOW BOTOX CAN HELP NEW YORKER'S WRINKLES
The most common areas for the use of Botox® are the frown lines between the eyes, the furrows of the forehead, and the crow’s feet at the sides of the eyes. It is also now used to treat lines around the mouth and necklines. Botox® does not affect the way the skin feels; there is no pain or numbness of the skin after Botox® treatments. The effects are noted only in the specific muscles that have been treated, other parts of the body remain unchanged.
BOTOX FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING
Other very effective uses of Botox®, recently developed by Dermatologists are the improvement of excessive sweating of the hands and feet. When topical and oral medications fail, Botox® has been proven to be very effective for the treatment of uncontrollable sweating, especially of the underarms, hands and feet. There is usually some mild temporary weakness of the treated limb, usually lasting two to three weeks. The improvement in sweating can last for six months or longer.
IS BOTOX SAFE?
Botox® has been safely used for over 10 years for the treatment of spasms of the eye. It was noted that many of the patients also noted improvement of wrinkles around the eye after their Botox® treatments. Dermatologists then further developed use of Botox® specifically for the improvement of wrinkles. However a subset of those who were treated for wrinkles, who also happened to suffer from migraine headaches, noted that their migraine headaches also improved, and the results often lasted six months to one year, long after the affect of Botox® on the wrinkles had worn off.
USES FOR BOTOX
1. Lifting of the brows
2. Improve wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyes, crows feet (sides of eyes)
3. Improve lines of neck and around mouth
4. Treatment of excessive sweating of underarms, hands and feet