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Botox

When we make expressions, the muscles in our faces contract resulting in movement of, and creases in, the overlying skin. As skin loses its elasticity with age, those lines and folds become visible when the face is at rest. This can result in the face appearing older or a constant angry or stressed expression. Botox is a medication that relaxes muscles. When used for cosmetic purposes in the facial expression muscles, Botox reduces movement and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country and is used by both men and women. Botox is also popular among people under thirty years as everyone has different habits of facial expression and different facial aging issues.

Botox is safe and effective in various areas of the face, including:
  • Lines in the Forehead
  • Frown Lines
  • "Elevens," (lines between the eyebrows)
  • Crow's feet
Botox treatments take just a few minutes, does not require anesthesia and have minimal downtime allowing you to return to work and continue your day immediately after. Sometimes, however, there is mild bruising shortly after treatment. Over the next several days after treatment, the smoothing effects of Botox begin to appear. Maximum effects of a Botox treatment can be seen after approximately two weeks. The results of injections can last approximately four to six months, but over time treatments may become less frequent as muscles are "trained" to remain relaxed, allowing the Botox injection results to last longer.

If armpit sweat stains clothes regularly, cause irritation of the skin, social stress or limitations in wardrobe choices, Botox may also provide a solution in this case. Botox is FDA approved for injections into the skin of the armpits to help reduce the activity of the sweat glands.

Are you considering the many benefits of Botox? Call Aglow Dermatology today to schedule an appointment to take advantage of how Botox can help you look and feel more youthful and relaxed!
Dr. Dina D. Strachan, MD
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Dr. Strachan (pronounced 'strawn'), the director of Aglow Dermatology board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology.
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