Botox represents the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. That’s because of its proven effectiveness and safety when you have it injected by a trained, experienced cosmetic doctor. In addition to easing the ravages of time, Botox treatments have proven to be exceptionally helpful for treating a wide range of medical problems, from migraines to lazy eye. Don’t put off a procedure that you may have wanted for years. Call or visit the best aesthetic doctors in Brooklyn at one of three convenient Century Medical and Dental Center locations.
Botox was the first drug ever that used the botulinum toxin as a therapy in 1977 to relieve strabismus, also known as cross-eyes. Since 2003, doctors have safely injected millions of patients with Botox for cosmetic non-surgical treatment. Your cosmetic doctors at Century Medical and Dental Center in Brooklyn expertly perform the treatment for a variety of aesthetic concerns. And since they’re part of a multi-disciplinary team, they also work with other specialists when Botox is needed for medical purposes.
While the botulinum toxin is actually a microbe responsible for a form of food poisoning called botulism, doctors use it therapeutically, to immobilize muscles temporarily. Although most commonly injected to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, Botox has received FDA approval for other uses as well.
Botox impedes the chemical signals coming from the nerves that force your muscles to contract. While most commonly injected into your face to relax those muscles and provide you with a smoother and more youthful look, it also has several other uses for conditions such as:
- Hyperhidrosis. This condition refers to profuse sweating regardless of the temperature. Injections under the arms, palms of the hands, backs of the knees or soles of the feet reduce perspiration.
- Migraine headache. If you suffer from migraines for more days than not, Botox for migraines may reduce the regularity.
- Eye twitch. Botox relaxes the muscle causing the twitching.
- Cervical dystonia. Also referred to as spasmodic torticollis, this painful condition forces your neck to twist to the side, forwards or backward. Most patients report improvement after Botox injections into the vertical platysma muscle bands of the neck.
- Cerebral palsy. Botox injections can alleviate muscle contractions that occur in patients with cerebral palsy.
- Urinary incontinence. Overactive bladders can improve with Botox treatment.
- Amblyopia. Also known as lazy eye, Botox injections can improve the imbalance in the muscles responsible for the position of the eye.
The majority of Botox therapy treatments are performed to smooth wrinkles on your face. The most common procedures focus on your:
- Brows. When performed by your skilled Brooklyn doctor, injections in the forehead can lift the brow, giving you a more open expression.
- Chin. Botched chin augmentation surgery can result in chin dents. Botox therapy relaxes the chin muscle and reduces visible flaws.
- Marionette lines. These are the wrinkles that run down from the corners of the mouth. They tend to worsen with age, but they respond well to Botox.
- Bunny lines. Medically known as the transverse nasal, these are the diagonal lines that stretch from just under the bridge of your nose.
- Frown lines. These unhappy vertical lines appear on your glabella, in between your eyebrows and nose, and respond favorably to Botox treatment.
- Forehead lines. When properly administered, Botox injections in the horizontal lines that appear on your forehead’s frontalis muscle can prevent brow ptosis, or hooding of the eyebrow.
- Crow’s feet. The wrinkles emanating from the corner of the eye are a popular target for Botox.
- Smoker’s lines. Peri-oral lines are the slim vertical lines that appear around the mouth and occur more often on smokers.
Dysport vs. Botox
Very similar in composition and effect, Dysport can be a substitute or complement for your Botox treatment. Dysport is more diluted than Botox, so you’ll likely need a larger dose. But it all depends on the area you’re having treated.
Dysport also spreads to a larger area than Botox, so it may be preferable for sections like the forehead, while Botox might be better around the eyes. Some users report that Dysport acts more quickly, but its effects don’t last quite as long as Botox.
When administered by a highly trained medical doctor, Botox is extremely safe. It’s also the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatment for both men and women every year.
Though rare, some patients report headaches, feelings of nausea, drooping eyelids, and slight bruising or numbness from the injections. Your risks of side effects are greatly reduced when you rely on some of the most qualified professionals available at Century Medical and Dental Center.
A Botox cosmetic treatment is usually performed right in your doctor’s office. It may be over in as little as 10 minutes. Your cosmetic and aesthetic doctor uses a tiny needle to inject the Botox into the areas the two of you have chosen. You may experience a little discomfort, and some people report minor stinging sensations.
You need no recovery time, meaning you’re able to return to work or your other activities immediately. But don’t let the simpleness of the procedure lure you into thinking that anyone can perform it. Your doctor has years of experience and strives to stay abreast of the newest techniques in Botox treatment.
The therapy lasts at least three months, and when the effects begin to subside, you’re ready for another treatment. Contact Century Medical and Dental Center Downtown Brooklyn doctors today for your Botox treatment.