Aging is part of, well, the aging process. It comes for all of us, resulting in wrinkles, saggy skin folds, smile lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and more. Many women in Woodland Hills experience a loss of self-confidence as they get older and develop some of these effects. Yet aging doesn’t have to mean a loss of beauty nor a dip in self-esteem. One of the ways many women across the world combat aging and other issues is through BotoxⓇ treatments.
BotoxⓇ is a neurotoxin that smoothes wrinkles and age lines, as well as treats patients with excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and a range of other ailments. At Glow Aesthetic Center, we offer this treatment, as well as a few other neurotoxins, in a safe, hygienic environment supervised by top-notch medical professionals led by Dr. Homan Siman.
To schedule your Woodland Hills BotoxⓇ treatment, call us today at (818) 905-8815, or get in touch with us via our online contact form.
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About a Neurotoxin
The name BotoxⓇ is a mashup of “botulinum toxin,” which is the neurotoxin contained in the drug. Some patients may pause at the term “neurotoxin,” as the term may sound scary at first. However, BotoxⓇ uses it in such small doses that there is very little risk. In fact, Healthline reports that only 36 people across the United States were reported to have experienced adverse effects from this cosmetic treatment from 1989 to 2003 — and 13 of those may have been more due to the patient’s underlying medical conditions than with the treatment.
So why do we use a neurotoxin? There are several reasons for this.
Neurotoxins Prevent Muscle Slackness
As explained by the Cleveland Clinic, neurotoxin injections work by preventing the transmission of signals along neural pathways from your muscles to your brain. Effectively, this paralyzes the muscle. Again, that sounds scarier than it actually is.
Essentially, this means that BotoxⓇ stops the muscles in your face from contracting. This smooths your wrinkles out, as it prevents the muscles that cause the wrinkles to appear from moving.
Neurotoxins Are a Safe Alternative to Surgery
BotoxⓇ is a safe, common alternative to undergoing serious cosmetic surgery. Instead of “going under the knife” for a facelift, you can simply get an injection to smooth out those age lines, wrinkles, and pesky crow’s feet around your eyes.
Types of BotoxⓇ Treatments
At Glow Aesthetic Center, we have several treatments that use neurotoxins to help correct, prevent, and smooth out wrinkles. While all brands use the botulinum toxin, each brand uses different forms of it.
This injection uses abobotulinumtoxinA for forehead wrinkles, lines between the eyes, and crow’s feet.
The most popular cosmetic neurotoxin treatment to date, BotoxⓇ uses onabotulinumtoxinA. Like DysportⓇ, practitioners of cosmetic enhancement use this to smooth out the wrinkles between patients’ eyes, on their foreheads, and at the edges of the eyes (crow’s feet).
XeominⓇ is known as incobotulinumtoxinA and is used to treat much of the same symptoms as the other two forms of botulinum toxins available here at Glow Aesthetic Center. Studies have found that XeominⓇ tends to be a less expensive alternative.
Different brand names can have different effects and contain slightly different concentrations of the underlying toxin. It’s best to consult with the Woodland Hills cosmetic professionals at Glow Aesthetic Center to learn which injection is right for you.
Other Medical Conditions Treated with BotoxⓇ
Botulinum toxin, as stated above, is used to treat excessive sweating. However, it’s also used in a variety of other medical capacities.
- Cervical Dystonia: Cervical dystonia is characterized by involuntary muscle spasms in the neck. It is a very painful condition, but the use of BotoxⓇ has had success relieving symptoms and reducing pain for sufferers of cervical dystonia.
- Chronic Migraines: Intense headaches that occur on a regular basis, chronic migraines can cause serious pain and distress in sufferers. Medical science is still not entirely sure why migraines arise, so there is no known cure. However, BotoxⓇ injections can help alleviate the pain, suggesting that the cause is somewhere along the neural pathway.
Get Your Woodland Hills BotoxⓇ Treatment Today
Glow Aesthetic Center has more than 25 years of experience helping Woodland Hills women get the care they deserve. Our facilities feature a peaceful, relaxing spa, as well as a comfortable medical studio. Led by Dr. Homan Siman, we focus on providing our clients with high-end aesthetic and cosmetic treatments like BotoxⓇ, microneedling, facials to rejuvenate your skin, and much more.
If you are ready to conquer aging and get rid of those lines and wrinkles, contact our office today. Simply fill out our online form or call us today at (818) 905-8815. With Glow Aesthetic Center, your future looks good!