Botox is among the most common procedures performed at Dr. Doppelt’s office. Are you considering Botox? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Botox and how this popular treatment can work for you.
What is Botox?
Botox and similar products like Dysport and Xeomin are toxins that block muscles from contracting. It stops chemicals that signal movement when injected into the skin. Doctors call these products neuromodulators. Sound scary? It isn’t. When used by experts like Dr. Doppelt and his staff, Botox has many cosmetic and medical applications.
How Does Botox Work?
By blocking these nerve impulses, Botox is able to keep certain muscles from tightening. This activity is what causes certain lines and wrinkles on the face, such as the lines between the eyebrows (also known as glabellar lines or "11's"). With continued use, these lines can be reduced dramatically from the face.
Botox isn’t just for the face and cosmetic indications. Botox can treat a number of medical conditions as well. Keep reading to learn more about Botox and how it might work for you.
What Can Botox Be Used For Medically?
Botox has many cosmetic and medical applications. Botox isn’t new to the treatment scene: It was first approved in the 1980s, according to information from the Cleveland Clinic. The first FDA-approved use for Botox was to treat conditions like uncontrolled blinking and lazy eye. It was soon used for cosmetic treatments, too. Botox is a diverse treatment that has been used for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications for more than 30 years.
Today in Dr. Doppelt’s office, Botox is used in many ways. Learn about some common medical Botox applications below.
Botox for Migraines
The FDA approved Botox for migraines in 2010. Since then, millions of chronic migraine sufferers have found relief through this simple treatment. Botox for migraines works by blocking the neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from the brain. It stops the pain signals from reaching the nerves in the head and neck, acting as a roadblock for pain.
Most suffers find that it takes 30-40 injections to stop pain when using botox for migraines. Shots are administered around the head and neck, where migraine pain usually concentrates. Botox injections for migraines usually last around 12 weeks.
It’s important that you choose a skilled provider when using botox for migraines. Dr. Doppelt and his staff have been professionally trained to use this treatment for best results and more pain-free days.
Botox for TMJ
TMJ is a painful condition that causes jaw tension. TMJ can interfere with essential activities like talking, chewing and swallowing.
Botox for TMJ works by similarly to Botox for migraines, by blocking pain signals and relieving tension. Botox is an effective and non-surgical option for TMJ pain. Results can be felt within 24-48 hours after injection. Like with migraines, botox for TMJ lasts up to 12 weeks for most patients.
Dr. Doppelt and his staff are experienced and skilled at delivering Botox for TMJ. You’ll likely find more pain-free days with botox for TMJ.
Botox for Headaches
For many people, headaches are a part of life. Causes can include stress, sinus pressure, diet, lack of sleep and other factors. If you’re looking for headache relief, you might consider Botox.
Botox for headaches works by blocking pain signals coming from the brain to the head and neck. It serves as a barricade, stopping the pain signals from reaching tender areas. Results come quick, and are often felt within a day or two of injection.
When you’re seeking Botox for headaches, it’s important to find a provider skills with medical applications of the treatment. Dr. Doppelt and his staff have the knowledge and skills needed to administer Botox for migraines and give you relief.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
Botox for excessive sweating offers a solution for those suffering from hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating that occurs outside of typical sweaty circumstances, like when it’s hot or when you’re working out. You might consider Botox for excessive sweating when prescription antiperspirants don’t help.
Botox for excessive sweating works by stopping signals that trigger sweating from reaching the glands that produce sweat. Botox for excessive sweating is commonly used in the armpits. It can also be used on the hands, feet and face. Botox for excessive sweating only works in the area where it is injected.
Dr. Doppelt and his staff can help stop hyperhidrosis with Botox for excessive sweating. Don’t sweat the small stuff with this easy treatment.
Botox can be used to treat other medical conditions, including:
- Cervical Dystonia
- Lazy eye
- Muscle contractions
- Bladder dysfunction
- Eye twitching
What Can Botox Be Used for Cosmetically?
Even with so many medical applications, Botox might be best known for its cosmetic indications. From smoothing out lines to fixing a gummy smile, Botox has many cosmetic uses. Learn about how you can present your best self with confidence and Botox.
Botox for Crow's Feet
Crow’s feet are lines around the eyes. They appear when we smile, but don’t always bring joy. Many men and women are self-conscious about their crow’s feet and are looking for a solution to smooth these lines.
Botox for crow’s feet works by paralyzing the facial muscles that scrunches up and causes lines around the eyes. It relaxes the muscles and smoothes the lines. You might notice the results most when you smile or laugh. You’ll notice the results of Botox for crow’s feet within a few days of treatment.
It is important that you have Botox for crow’s feet administered by a skilled medical professional like Dr. Doppelt and his staff.
Botox For Gummy Smile
Your smile can light up a room. But if you’re self-conscious about a gummy smile, you might not let it shine. Thankfully, Botox for gummy smile can let you be bright and show off those pearly whites.
If you feel like you show too much gum when you smile, Botox is a simple solution. Gummy smile is caused by having a smile with a high lift. Thi means the mouth and lips rise above the gum line when smiling. Botox for gummy smile works by relaxing the muscles that raise the lips when you smile to show less gum. The injection is administered to the upper mouth. Like with other Botox applications, you’ll notice results soon after the injection.
Botox for gummy smile needs to be injected in a precise spot in the muscle to work. It takes a skilled provider to treat a gummy smile with Botox. It is important that you allow a skilled medical professional like Dr. Doppelt treat your gummy smile.
Botox for Crinkly Eyes
Aging is a fact of life. For many men and women, crinkly skin around the eyes is the first place that shows how many trips taken around the sun. Botox for crinkly eyes is an easy solution for smooth skin and a younger appearance.
Botox for crinkly eyes works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes for a smooth look. Botox is administered around the eyes in strategic locations. Results are obvious within a few days.
Because the location of the injection is essential, it is important that you seek Botox for crinkly eyes from specially-trained medical professionals like Dr. Doppelt and his staff. When Botox is administered by unskilled providers, the chance of complications and poor results increases.
Botox for Wrinkles in the Forehead and Between the Eyes
Also called glabellar lines, wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes can easily be treated with Botox. Glabellar lines are the frown lines that appear in the forehead and between the eyes.
Botox for wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes works by relaxing the underlying muscle and smoothing the appearance of lines. Botox is also FDA approved to treat the horizontal lines across the forehead that appear when raising the eyebrows and making facial expressions.
Dr. Doppelt and his staff are skilled and experienced when it comes to using Botox for wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes. Get great results and feel confident when you choose the right provider for your Botox treatment.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost of Botox varies. This is because Botox pricing is based on how many units are used. A unit of Botox might only cost $10 or $15. However, your total cost for Botox depends on how many units are needed to treat your specific concern.
For example, treating lines on the forehead between the eyes might take 20 or 30 units. Smaller areas, like crow’s feet, require fewer units of Botox and will likely cost less.
When you’re considering the cost of Botox, it’s important to be aware that you get what you pay for. It may be tempting to find the place with the lowest Botox cost, but extremely low prices actually aren’t a good sign. The Botox might be diluted if you are paying far below the average cost of treatments. Additionally, the person administering low-cost Botox might not have the skills and experience to give you the results you expect. This increases the risk of complication and serious damage to your skin and muscles.
Will Botox Make Me Look Younger?
Wrinkles can make you appear older than your actual age. Harsh lines on the face can also make you appear angry, even when you’re on cloud nine. Botox can soften these lines and give the skin a smoother appearance. This means Botox can make you look younger and more youthful.
However if you’re seriously concerned about aging, you need the right skin care regimen. You can make your skin look younger by taking advantage of a skin care regimen with growth factors and Retinol. These essential ingredients will help improve the health and overall appearance of your skin. You can expect to take years off your face by combining the right skin care with strategic Botox injections.
Will I Still Look Natural After Botox Injections?
Botox looks very natural when administered by a skilled medical professional. When done correctly, you’ll look natural with fewer lines and wrinkles after treatment.
How Long Does Botox Last?
For most patients, the results of Botox can last 3-4 months.
Does Botox Hurt?
Botox is administered via an injection. Honestly, it might hurt a little. It is a needle after all. The feeling might be similar to a bee sting. However, your provider can reduce the discomfort of Botox injections by using a topical numbing cream.
Still have questions about Botox? We have answers. Dr. Doppelt is prepared to offer the answers and solutions that only a board-certified dermatologist can provide. Give us a call at (865) 474-8800 or schedule an appointment online.