BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles’ ability to contract, existing frown lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in a week. Within days there’s a noticeable improvement. It can also be used for medical treatments such as migraines, headaches and hyperhidrosis. See below for more information.
Botox stops nerve impulses from reaching your body’s sweat glands, effectively stopping sweat production. The results are apparent in 2 – 4 days and usually last 6 – 8 months. When the sweating returns, re-treatment is necessary.The procedure involves injecting small quantities of Botox into the affected areas. The area is anesthetized with a topical anesthetic 30 minutes before the procedure so that the injections are virtually painless.
Juvéderm, one of the newest fillers available, is used soften deep folds and reduce wrinkles in the skin. Juvéderm is largely comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin. It’s most popular use is to reduce “smile lines,” creases of skin which run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It is also used as a lip augmentation agent, and to fill in hollow places and scars on the face.
Soft Lift™ combines the benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic® and Juvéderm™ dermal filler to address multiple signs of aging at the same time, for an overall refreshed look that’s subtle and natural looking. Soft Lift™ smoothes deep wrinkles and fine lines, restores lost fullness and enhances facial contours – all in one treatment session. The overall effect is a balanced refreshed look that’s totally you.
BOTOX® for Migraines and Headaches
Muscles located in the neck and head require a nerve impulse in order to become tense or knotted. Without this nerve stimulation, the muscles are not able to tense up causing a headache or migraine.
Botox® Therapeutic is injected into the affected muscles and blocks the nerve impulse from reaching the muscles. The blockade permits the relaxation of the muscles injected and diminishes the transmission of pain signals.
Patients will notice an improvement in the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines over a 3-5 month period, after which time the treatment can be repeated if needed. Results are typically achieved within two weeks. Patients may choose to discontinue use of other medications. Forehead frown lines and worry lines may disappear as a result of treatment.
BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis
Sweat glands that are located in the underarms, palms, soles or other body sites require a nerve impulse for activation. Without this nerve stimulation, the sweat glands are not able to secrete sweat. BOTOX® stops the nerve impulse from reaching the sweat gland, effectively stopping sweat production.
The results are seen in 2-4 days and typically last 6-12 months. When the sweating returns, re-treatment is necessary. The procedure involves injecting small quantities of BOTOX® into the affected areas. The area is anesthetized with topical anesthetic 30 minutes prior to treatment, so the procedure is virtually painless.
Why Choose Beach Grove Laser?
At Beach Grove Laser, consultation and administration of the above mentioned services are conducted by a medical doctor. At Beach Grove Laser, we pride ourselves on a consultative and educational approach to all of our offerings. This especially important with these services here, because we know you’ll have a lot of questions.
Who can benefit from treatment with BOTOX®?
- Migraine Patients
- Patients suffering from tension-type headaches
- Patients suffering from cervico-genic headaches
- Patients with post traumatic headaches
Are there any risks?
There is a risk that the treatment will be ineffective. Temporary bruising may occur at the site of injection. The muscles that are responsible for raising the eyebrows, and them muscles that elevate and shrug the shoulders may be temporarily affected, but this is not a major concern.