Botox® Injections - San Francisco
What are Botox® injections?
Botox® injections contain a therapeutic muscle-relaxing substance derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. This substance is injected into various parts of the face – depending on your desired results – to reduce signs aging such as wrinkles and frown lines.
How do Botox® injections work?
Botox® is a very popular and safe solution to treat wrinkles because it doesn’t directly affect your muscles or nerves. Instead, Botox® works by blocking the nerve signals from the brain to relax muscle activity, making lines and wrinkles smoothen and soften, giving the face a youthful and refreshed appearance.
Botox® is ideal for lines and wrinkles around the lips, forehead and, chin. It can also be used for the large chewing muscles (masseter) of the jaw. Botox® also has more therapeutic use such as improvement of headaches in patients with a discreet trigger point, or Bruxism (grinding of the teeth).
How long does a Botox® treatment last?
The effects of a set of Botox® injections usually last approximately four-to-six months. However, after several treatments the effects may last much longer, up to 8 to 10 months in some people.
Our approach to Botox® treatment is that of an artist and a surgeon
Precise placement of each Botox® injection is the key to enhancing your own natural features to create beautiful and natural-looking results. The true skill of injecting Botox® needs to be that of a medical professional – as well as that of an artist – who is sensitive to the existing aesthetic of your face. We understand that most people may not want anyone to notice that they have “had Botox done” and instead want to look rejuvenated and refreshed instead.
Botox® to alleviate severe sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Botox® can also be an effective treatment for excessive sweating in the underarms and palms – otherwise known as hyperhidrosis. Botox® works in the underarms by blocking the nerve action that supplies sweat glands and stops the production of sweat.
Botox® is recommended for hyperhidrosis sufferers who have tried everything but cannot get relief even with strong antiperspirants or medication. Botox® alleviates the actual sweat and also reduces body odor (bromhydrosis).
The affects of Botox® for hyperhidrosis may last several months, but some patients may be free of excessive sweating for more than 7 months to a year.