Botox is a neuromodulator well known for effectively reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles through its injection into trouble spots, such as forehead “worry” lines, eyebrows, crow’s feet, bunny lines, laugh lines, and more. However, it is also becoming more recognized for its other FDA approved uses for excessive sweating and chronic migraines.
Botox is very effective for a variety of uses, and is very safe when injected by an experienced dermatologist such as Dr. Ava or one of her highly qualified team in Santa Monica. Botox has been in use for years, and is one of the most popular injectable treatments among both men and women.
If you are suffering from wrinkles, excessive sweating, or chronic migraines, let the team at Ava MD help! Through our in-depth dermatology experience, we can perform injections that help you achieve the personal results you want in as little time as possible. Call 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica) to learn more about if Botox is right for you.
Botox for Wrinkle Reduction
Wrinkle reduction remains the use that Botox is most well known for. It is highly effective at both preventing future wrinkles and smoothing existing ones. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means that it works by relaxing the muscles that cause the contractions which form dynamic wrinkles. Everyday expressions are caused by these muscle contractions, and as we age our skin loses its ability to stay elastic, allowing wrinkles to form and become deeper. By relaxing the muscles that cause these wrinkles, Botox lets the skin rest and smooth out the wrinkles, while preventing future wrinkles as well.
Some people worry that Botox will leave their face frozen, unable to make everyday facial expressions. However, when injected by a skilled, board-certified dermatologist in Santa Monica such as Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke, this is not a problem. Dr. Ava and her team in Santa Monica take care to ensure the results from Botox are natural, by only injecting very specific muscles. Following a Botox treatment at Ava MD, you will still be able to make your normal expressions, but your wrinkles will be softer, allowing your true beauty to shine through.
Excessive Sweating Treatment
Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition that can be socially debilitating. A person with hyperhidrosis sweats profusely even when the situation does not warrant it. Hyperhidrosis can occur in the underarms, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis can be extremely self-conscious and embarrassed in social or intimate situations. Dr. Ava understands the consequences of this condition, and offers Botox as a solution.
Botox is FDA approved to treat excessive sweating, and has been proven safe and effective. It works by stopping the nerve signals that cause the sweat glands to go into overdrive, saving patients from excessive sweating in inappropriate situations. The procedure is quick and painless, and the results generally last for around three months, although this will vary depending on the individual.
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Chronic Migraines Treatment
People who suffer from chronic migraines experience debilitating headaches, light sensitivity, and nausea for fifteen or more days out of a month. This condition can be difficult to treat, and causes a significant drop in quality of life. Botox can occasionally provide relief to chronic migraine sufferers by preventing a few of these headaches each months.
Botox is FDA approved for treatment of chronic migraines, and can be effective where other treatments have failed. It is an ongoing treatment that involves a series of strategically placed injections done every three months. Relief may take a few months for full effectiveness. Talk to Dr. Ava in Beverly Hills to see if you are a candidate for Botox for migraines.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are suffering from wrinkles, hyperhidrosis, or chronic migraines, Botox may be a good solution for you. To learn more about Botox and to schedule your consultation, call Ava MD today at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica)!