BotoxⓇ is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Tarzana and across the world. The process involves a simple injection supervised by a medical clinician, commonly in areas like the face, forehead, or cheeks. Wrinkles, sagging, age lines, crow’s feet… these are all cosmetic issues that crop up as we get older. But BotoxⓇ can smooth them all out, providing Tarzana clients with a boost in confidence.
Glow Aesthetic Center offers several types of injections, using different ingredients to cater to individual needs. Our process is comfortable, simple, and safe. Led by Dr. Homan Siman, our team is on the cutting edge of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments.
Are you ready to revitalize your look and recapture the confidence you had in youth? Schedule your Tarzana BotoxⓇ treatment today! Call Glow Aesthetic Center at (818) 905-8815, or fill out the form on our online contact page for a consultation.
BotoxⓇ Is a Toxin, But That’s Okay!
The name “BotoxⓇ” stands for botulinum toxin — the same neurotoxin that causes the disease botulism. Yes, it is a poisonous biological substance, but it is also perfectly safe in the amounts used in a BotoxⓇ injection.
Botulinum toxin is produced by several bacteria, most notably Clostridium botulinum, commonly found in soil and improperly processed foods. It is a paralyzing agent that blocks and disrupts acetylcholine (the main neurotransmitter responsible for muscle movement).
This toxin is called a “miracle poison”. This is because, much like the discovery of penicillin (which derives from a mold), botulinum toxin is another case of something that can be harmful in nature but helpful in medicine. In the small doses used in cosmetic injections like BotoxⓇ, the neurotoxin’s effects are restricted to a small local area–namely, your forehead, face, and crow’s feet. The injection smooths the wrinkles and age lines in your face by temporarily paralyzing the muscles underneath. Without the ability to contract, they no longer pull the skin into a wrinkle.
These Injections Are Safe
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Despite the fact that BotoxⓇ contains a neurotoxin, the procedure is safe. According to Healthline, a report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that only 36 cases between 1989 and 2003 involved adverse effects from the injection. Of those, 13 are possibly related to underlying conditions rather than the procedure itself.
Additionally, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) published a report showing that adverse effects are far more likely when botulinum toxin is used therapeutically rather than cosmetically. Even then, of the millions of people who receive BotoxⓇ injections each year, the number of people who experience adverse effects is minimal.
Other Medical Uses for BotoxⓇ
What do we mean by botulinum toxin being used therapeutically? Since the toxin paralyzes muscles, it can have positive effects on people suffering from chronic illnesses. Some of the most common illnesses are included below.
Known as hyperhidrosis, this condition causes sufferers to sweat uncontrollably even when they are not hot and have not expended much energy. Injections of botulinum toxin block a key chemical involved in the production of sweat, allowing doctors to provide relief to patients for months at a time.
Anyone who has suffered from migraines knows this condition is nothing to sneeze at. These headaches are incredibly painful and cause sufferers to be extremely sensitive to sound and light.
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The Mayo Clinic notes that we do not know the ultimate cause of migraines, neurotransmitters like serotonin appear to play a role. These neurotransmitters can be blocked with a BotoxⓇ injection, relieving the pain, and perhaps providing an avenue for a future cure.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) lists cervical dystonia as a painful condition that results in involuntary muscular contractions. The neck muscles twist into unordinary positions and can either stay that way for lengths of time or quickly shift again (presenting as spasms). By paralyzing the muscles through a BotoxⓇ injection, doctors can help prevent these involuntary contractions.
Types of Botulinum Toxin Injections Used at Glow Aesthetic Center
The medical team at Glow Aesthetic Center offers three different types of neurotoxin injections for cosmetic use. After a consultation discussing the differences, you can decide on the one that is right for you and your beauty needs.
The brand name we all know and love, this injection uses onabotulinumtoxinA. It is the original botulinum toxin injection and is used for forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other age lines.
Mainly used on the forehead and around the face, DysportⓇ is the brand name of abobotulinumtoxinA.
This injection uses incobotulinumtoxinA. It is a less expensive option than some of the other brand names, so it is a great choice for clients seeking an aesthetic upgrade on a budget.
Schedule Your Tarzana BotoxⓇ Treatment at Glow Aesthetic Center Today
There’s nothing wrong with aging, but there’s also nothing wrong with taking control of your looks in order to feel comfortable in your own skin. If the sight of your wrinkles, age lines, crow’s feet, or other signs of aging are bringing you down, you might want to schedule a consultation to learn more about Glow Aesthetic Center’s Tarzana BotoxⓇ treatment options.
Call our office today at (818) 905-8815 or fill out our online contact form to set up an appointment. Our medical staff, led by Dr. Homan Siman, is ready to help you regain confidence and embrace the vitality of your youth once more!