Used for Decades around the world Botox is an injectable neurotoxin approved in 2002 by the FDA to to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face. This purified protein works by preventing muscle contractions deep beneath the skin. When injected into the muscle It is especially effective for smoothing out Forehead creases. Frown lines, and Crowfeet. At Walnut Creek Aesthetics our injectors are trained in advanced technique for Botox neurotoxin treatments.
Botox for Sweat
Botox can also be injected to block nerve signals responsible for initiating sweating. By stopping the sweat glands from producing too much sweat, it accomplishes this by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
Retreatment is typically needed 4 to 6 months as nerves regenerate overtime however patients for longer and longer in between treatments. Depending upon the severity of condition each axilla requires from 50 to 200 units.
The actual treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. A small amount of BOTOX solution is injected into the affected underarm area through a very fine needle. The needle is placed just under the skin, so you may experience some injection-related discomfort.
You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment. Once the treatment becomes effective, you may be able to stop using dress shields and carrying extra changes of clothing and you can probably use a regular deodorant instead of a prescription antiperspirant.
Botox for Migraines
Botox can also be used as an injection to treat patients who have migraines. Botox can be injected into specific areas on the face and head to block the chemical neurotransmitters that carry the pain signals for your brain creating a pseudo-roadblock.
Botox/ Dysport Jaw Reduction
Botox / Dysport jaw reduction is a specialized technique to reduce the width of the jawline, changing an overly square jawline to a more attractive oval or heart-shaped face. In some patients, the masseter muscle, a chewing muscle, is enlarged, creating extra facial width. Botox / Dysport weakens this muscle over time leading to an overall reduction in the size of this muscle.
Botox / Dysport jaw reduction can create a natural, subtle improvement to the area without any of the downtime or potential complications associated with surgery. Jaw reduction surgery can cause sensation issues, dental alignment issues, and potential for pain along the TMJ junction. Botox jaw reduction is actually one of the treatments for TMJ discomfort.
Our Injectors at Walnut Creek Aesthetics are skilled and specialize in the advanced masseter injection technique. With no downtime, patients may experience a little redness at the injection site or swelling for a small period of time, which should resolve quickly. This is a very common Lunchtime procedure.
Typically, there is no set number of units or dosage of Botox / Dysport used for treating the masseter hypertrophy. The treatment much like all other areas treated by Botox / Or Dysport varies from patient to patient. The average for most patients is 20- 25 units per side, with a great variation based on the size of the muscle. Typically, repeated injections every 6 months
A habit of chewing gum can limit the effects of this procedure there after the typical treatment plan is about every 6 months per patient, although that can vary for each patient.