5 Reasons You Should Get BOTOX®
Each year, millions of BOTOX treatments are performed. This treatment is commonly used to treat frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and bunny lines, which are the fine lines that appear on either side of your nose when you wrinkle it. More recently, doctors have begun to use BOTOX for more than just wrinkles. Some of these bonus uses include:
The pattern of lines in younger people predicts the unique pattern of facial wrinkling that occur as the individual ages. Because of this, patients in their 20s are beginning to request BOTOX injections to help postpone the onset of wrinkles. Doctors can typically start BOTOX treatments for patients in their early 20s, but no earlier.
Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, is a common condition that usually occurs in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and underarms. For many people, this condition affects their daily life and causes social embarrassment. BOTOX injections can block the chemical signals sent by nerves to stimulate the sweat glands. If the sweat glands do not receive these signals, they will not produce moisture. You can expect your results to take about 1 week to fully develop. Your newfound dryness can last for up to 6 months.
BOTOX is not a replacement for a good at-home skincare routine. Hydrating your skin, using topical creams, and wearing sunscreen daily are all necessary parts of maintaining youthful skin.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists to learn more about how treatments can benefit you, you can contact Western Maryland Dermatology at (301) 777-7900 or visit us online at wmderma.com/contact where you can chat with one of our reservation specialists.