What You Should Know About Botox
By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
January 02, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

BotoxYou’ve surely heard about Botox, even if all you really know about it is that celebrities and other famous reality TV stars have been known to receive injections (and sometimes overdo it on the number of treatments they receive). But what do you really know about Botox? And do you know that it’s an incredibly safe cosmetic procedure that’s available to everyone—not just television and movie stars?

What is Botox?

Botox is a diluted form of botulism toxin, and it’s held various uses in medicine for about thirty-five years now. In recent years, it’s been held as one of the most effective methods for softening wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. In mere minutes, Botox can virtually eliminate the presence of crow’s feet. In terms of riskiness, it’s been rated the safest of cosmetic injections currently on the market. In the history of its use, very few cases of minor bruising post-injection have occurred.

Why You Should Consider Botox

If you’re not convinced about the benefits of Botox by now, keep reading. Botox has been used to minimize migraine pain, and reduce the occurrence of migraines altogether. Medical professionals believe the drug relaxes muscles and blocks the sensory nerves that send pain messages to the brain, thus making nerves less sensitive to migraine pain. For the same reasons, Botox has also been successfully employed to treat pain from arthritis.

Botox has also been proven to shrink the production of sweat from various sweat glands (on the face and in the armpits). While this might seem like an unusual side effect to some, there are actually many people suffering from an overproduction in their sweat glands who would greatly benefit from Botox treatments.

To learn more about Botox and dermatology in our New Jersey offices of Morristown, Succasunna, Liberty Corner or Somerville, call today!

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