Botox®

Botox® Cosmetic, San Francisco

What is Botox® Cosmetic?

Botox® Cosmetic is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It is injected into the face to alleviate signs of stress and aging such as facial wrinkles and frown lines.

Botox® was originally approved by the FDA as a treatment for patients with eye-lid spasms. Doctors found that the wrinkles around the eye also improved and Botox went on to have many uses for treatment in the face in the aesthetic medicine industry.

How does Botox® work?

Botox® Cosmetic is very safe in that it doesn’t directly affect nerves or muscles. Instead, it works by blocking the nerve impulses from the brain relaxing muscle activity. Worry lines and wrinkles smooth and soften, giving the face a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

Botox is ideal for treating lips, forehead, around eyes, chin and the large chewing muscles (masseter). But it also has more therapeutic uses such as improvement of headaches in patients with a discreet trigger point, or Bruxism (grinding of the jaws).

How long does Botox® Cosmetic last?

The effects of Botox® usually last 4 to 6 months, but following several treatments the effects may last much longer, up to 8 to 10 months in some cases.

Our approach to Botox® treatment.

Careful and precise placement of Botox® is the key to enhancing your own natural beauty and creating beautiful results. The skill of injecting Botox is that of a medical professional and also that of an artist who is sensitive to the existing aesthetic of your face. We understand your need for discretion and that you may not want anyone to notice that you’ve “had Botox done” and instead want to look rejuvenated and refreshed.

Botox® alleviate severe sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Botox® is an effective treatment for excessive sweating in the underarms and palms (hyperhidrosis). It works by blocking the action of the nerves that supply the sweat glands and stopping the glands that produce sweat.

This treatment is especially recommended for those people who’ve tried everything but can’t get relief even with strong antiperspirants or medication. Not only does Botox® alleviate the actual sweat but also reduces body odor (bromhydrosis).

The effects of Botox® last several months but some patients are free of excessive sweating for more than 7 months to a year.

Read more about Botox® for severe sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Botox® for migraines (severe headaches)

Botox® is a safe, FDA-approved therapeutic treatment for migraines – severe headaches that often disable the sufferer for days at a time. To reduce the pain and duration of migraines Botox® is injected into specific sites around the eyes and forehead.

Read more about Botox® for migraine headaches here.