In sports, they say that “Father Time is undefeated.” Eventually, everyone ages. While that might mean significant problems for athletes who rely on the fidelity of their bodies to earn a living, it can also lead to cosmetic and aesthetic issues for all people. Wrinkles, “crow’s feet” near the corners of the eyes, age lines across the face, and sagging skin can all dampen our self-esteem and do serious damage to our self-confidence.
Glow Aesthetic Center is here to change all that. With our BotoxⓇ treatments in Sherman Oaks, you can reduce the effects of aging and restore your vibrant, youthful look. Below, we’ll discuss what BotoxⓇ is, what it’s used for, and what to expect from the team at Glow Aesthetic Center.
Ready to boost your confidence? Schedule your BotoxⓇ treatment today by calling our office at (818) 905-8815 or getting in touch with us through our online contact form. Our medical cosmetics team, led by Dr. Homan Siman, is ready to help.
First, let’s get one thing straight. Though the name comes from botulinum toxin (the same toxin that causes botulism), BotoxⓇ is a safe injection. In fact, Healthline reports that there were only 36 cases of patients experiencing negative side effects from their treatment during the period of 1989 to 2003. Even then, 13 of those cases may have been due to underlying conditions, rather than the injection itself.
That said, you should know that BotoxⓇ is a neurotoxin. Though that may sound scary, it actually makes perfect sense. The toxin is present in very small doses within the injection but is vital to how the treatment works. By paralyzing the muscles in select areas of the face (i.e. by blocking the pathway between brain neurons and facial muscles), the toxin smooths out age-related lines and wrinkles. The muscle can’t contract, so the skin stays smooth!
There are actually three different types of botulinum toxins we use to treat Sherman Oaks patients at Glow Aesthetic Center.
Known for being a less expensive option than other cosmetic neurotoxin injections, XeominⓇ is incobotulinumtoxinA. Like its counterparts, it is used to smooth wrinkles and age lines by temporarily paralyzing underlying muscles.
DysportⓇ is chemically known as abobotulinumtoxinA. Like the other neurotoxins used at Glow Aesthetic Center, DysportⓇ is mainly used on wrinkles in the face and forehead.
The first and best-known brand name of a botulinum toxin, this injection uses onabotulinumtoxinA. This, along with the other neurotoxins above, is used in several medical cases as well.
Medical Uses for Botulinum Toxin
There are a variety of ways these neurotoxins are used in the medical sphere, in addition to cosmetic and aesthetic uses. People also receive neurotoxin treatments for myriad disorders, diseases, and other chronic conditions.
Medical science is still studying the root causes of migraines. What we currently know, as reported by the Mayo Clinic, is that there appears to be a genetic role, as well as environmental factors (like stress, diet, and other issues), that may cause these painful, long-lasting headaches. Since serotonin and other neurotransmitters encourage migraine pain, blocking those transmitters with neurotoxins has shown some promise along the path to a cure.
This condition is marked by excessive, often extreme sweating even when the sufferer is not hot and has not been particularly active. By injecting botulinum toxins into the underarms of sufferers, doctors have been able to relieve their patients’ excessive sweating for months at a time, sometimes longer. This is because the neurotoxin blocks the chemical that is key to the body’s production of sweat.
Patients with cervical dystonia suffer from involuntary contractions of the muscles in the neck. If you’ve ever experienced muscle cramps, you have some idea of the pain this can involve. The disease is rare, but it is painful and patients’ necks can be stuck in difficult positions for significant lengths of time. BotoxⓇ injections help to relax these muscles by paralyzing them and making them unable to contract.
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When you receive a BotoxⓇ injection, your wrinkles and age lines are taken care of for the next several months. You’ll be able to enjoy your youthful look, feel confident and vibrant, and take pleasure in your own appearance again! Then, in a few months’ time, you may need to return to Glow Aesthetic Center for a touchup to look your best once more.
If you are interested in the minimally invasive BotoxⓇ injections that can help smooth the signs of aging, get in touch with us today. Call our office at (818) 905-8815 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation. Our medical team, led by Dr. Homan Siman, will help you decide on the type of neurotoxin that is perfect for your needs.