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Botox has medical and cosmetic applications that make it a go-to treatment for many conditions. At NextGen OMS, we provide Botox treatment for either situation. In this article, we will discuss the origins of botulinum toxin, and its use in common procedures in McKinney, TX. Over time, the safety of this treatment has overcast concerns and men and women use it for anything from muscle spasms to crows feet and fine lines on the face and neck.
Do you have questions about botulinum toxin? If so, schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns today. We would like to put your mind at ease and answer your questions on the pros and cons of using it to treat your cosmetic or other condition.
Reasons Why Botox Works
When you smile or draw your brows together to express emotion, these movements can impact the appearance of your face in the form of fine lines. That doesn’t mean you should stop smiling or expressing yourself. However, it’s good to know that you have options when it comes to battling these signs of aging.
Botox injections interrupt signals from the nerves in your face and neck to the brain. These nerves cause muscle contractions that contribute to fine lines and wrinkles. By interrupting the nerve signals to the brain, these injections correct and reverse appearances due to wrinkles not related to gravity. By relaxing the facial muscles, you can decrease the impact of lines around your mouth, eyes and other areas, such as the forehead.
Benefits of This Treatment
These injections can also correct numerous conditions such as:
- neck spasms
- lazy eye
- cervical dystonia
- eye twitching
Although the first use of Botox had to do with eye conditions, it is now most commonly used for reducing the effects of facial wrinkles. There is no longer any stigma when it comes to receiving this treatment. Men and women come to our office in McKinney, TX to improve their self-esteem, boost their confidence, and enjoy a natural, more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic uses of this treatment include the following:
- Cobblestone chin skin
- Frown lines around the mouth
- Fine lines near the corners of the mouth
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead creases
If you aren’t sure whether you would make a good candidate for injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Eftekhari today. You can discuss your cosmetic or health goals with him to determine whether this or another form of treatment would work best for you.
If you have dark circles under the eyes, you may see a dramatic improvement with regular injections. Remember that these injections are used for more than just cosmetic procedures. If you have an eye twitch or lazy eye or any of the other conditions mentioned above, give us a call to discuss whether you may benefit from regular injections or other available treatments.
The FDA has approved the use of Botox and getting the injections from a highly qualified surgeon ensures that you receive the best possible care. Do you suffer from excessive sweating? This condition is called hyperhidrosis, and in some cases, injections can alleviate the condition. In certain cases, the injections may also improve overactive bladder.
Risks of Botox Treatment
As with any other treatment, these injections come with certain risks. While receiving botulinum toxin injections has proven to be safe in the vast majority of cases, some patients have adverse reactions to these shots. Talk to your doctor during the consultation or when you come in for your treatment if you have any questions or concerns.
We highly recommend only receiving injections from qualified physicians in a clinical setting. Here are some of the possible complications or side effects:
- Pain or swelling where you receive the injection
- Flu-like symptoms
- Droopy eyelid
The best way to avoid these complications is to follow the doctor’s instructions exactly and to receive the treatment only from qualified medical professionals.
Other side effects include the spread of the toxin throughout your body. If you notice any changes after you receive an injection, call the office immediately or come in for a well check.
Some of the rare side effects that can show up days or weeks after the injection include the following:
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble breathing, swallowing, or speaking
- Vision problems
- Bladder control issues
Botox Treatment At NextGen OMS
The exact procedure may vary depending on what treatment you need. Dr. Eftekhari typically performs the injections in the office within a few minutes. He has provided this service to many patients with good results and can help you understand the risks and benefits of the treatment concerning your specific circumstances.
As with any other medical procedure, it’s important to understand the underlying condition, whether cosmetic or medical, prior to receiving treatment.
Before giving you the injection, we treat the area with alcohol to disinfect it and apply a numbing medication to prevent pain and discomfort. Next, the doctor injects Botox into the muscle that are causing fine lines and wrinkles or other conditions that you wish to alleviate. The time it takes depends on how many areas you have treated. Typically, you can expect to be out of the office in under an hour.
After you receive the injection, you can return to your daily activities. It may take up to two weeks to experience the full benefits of the injection. Since this is a temporary treatment, you will need to come back to the office every three to four months for a new injection.
Contact NextGen OMS today to schedule a free consultation for injections or another cosmetic treatment in our area of specialization. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation.