Dr. Richard Weiss – Botox
As we get older our skin shows it most of the time. Here are some of the most common questions asked by patients:
What Causes Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are generally caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. Left untreated these lines may become permanent.
What can be done about Wrinkles?
Frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines, can be dramatically softened or eliminated. This procedure, known as a cosmetic denervation, uses Botox injections to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles.
How does Botox® work?
Botox®, a neurotoxin, blocks impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botox® relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin becomes smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Botox® injections have been used safely and effectively for over fifteen years to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. Every year thousands of patients receive Botox treatments® for a variety of conditions and it is now an accepted safe and popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of aging as well as excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis). In the hands of well trained, experienced injectors, the cosmetic use of Botox® has shown no signs of short-term or long-term risk to the patient.
Information about Botox® Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Botox® is FDA-approved for excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) which cannot be treated effectively with topical agents such as prescription anti-perspirants. Botox® treatment helps control excessive underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from nerves which stimulate the sweat glands to secrete sweat when the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, sweating stops. Botox® treatment for hyperhidrosis is very effective and normally lasts 4-6 months.