Botox injections is more than just an anti-wrinkle treatment
When you hear the word “Botox,” its popularity as an anti-wrinkle treatment is likely the first thing that comes to mind. While Botox is undeniably beneficial for maintaining a youthful appearance by smoothing out dynamic wrinkles, did you know that this versatile treatment can also be used to improve your health and quality of life? Botox injections can be used to treat a wide range of health issues. Dr. Jeanine Downie, a dermatologist in Montclair, New Jersey, explains the different ways patients can benefit from Botox.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating in at least one body area, is estimated to affect over 15 million people in the United States – or approximately five percent of the population. This condition can not only be embarrassing but can increase your risk of skin infections, contribute to unpleasant body odor, and have a negative effect on your social and professional life. Fortunately, Botox is a simple treatment option that can help you reclaim your quality of life. Botox is cleared by the FDA for treatment of excessive sweating in the underarms and the hands and feet. It works by blocking the nerve signals responsible for sweat production, which stops the sweat glands from overproducing sweat. Maintenance treatments are generally needed a few times a year, with results typically lasting longer in the underarm area than the hands and feet.
Other medical uses of Botox
In addition to treating excess sweating, Botox can be used in several other medical applications, including:
- Treating chronic migraine headaches
- Misalignment of the eye muscles (strabismus)
- Spasms in the eyelids (blepharospasm)
- Overactive bladder
- Focal spasticity
- Abnormal positioning of the neck (cervical dystonia)
- TMJ disorder, typically due to jaw clenching
Actual Patient Results
Turning back the clock on your appearance with Botox
Your self-esteem is a critical component of your overall well-being. Botox can help boost your confidence in your appearance not only by diminishing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles but also treating other issues such as:
- A bulky jawline, which can form due to regular clenching of the jaw muscles
- Sagging eyelids, which can make your eyes look smaller and less bright than they are
- Descending corners of the lips which can make you look like you’re frowning even when you are happy and content
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Personalized care plans based on your needs
Botox is a truly versatile solution that can be used by both men and women with any skin type or color. At image Dermatology ® P.C., Dr. Jeanine Downie works closely with each patient to learn about their cosmetic and health concerns, medical history, and treatment goals. Based on this in-depth consultation and evaluation, Dr. Downie will recommend the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Botox can be combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, and other revitalizing treatments to transform your appearance and confidence truly. Not only does Dr. Downie have extensive experience with performing Botox injections, being known as one of the foremost injectors in the country, but she has also provided specialized training for other doctors as an instructor for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.