Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are actually the popular names for a protein complex called Botulinum Toxin Type A or Botox Cosmetic. This protein, which has quickly become the leading cosmetic procedure in the United States, is synthesized from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Jean Chapman, M.D., known on social media as #Atlantasfavbeautydoc is an expert injector who knows the facial muscles well. LaserMed, in Alpharetta, GA, is a great place to go if you want to learn best practices for keeping your skin beautiful. Injecting Botox releases unwanted wrinkles from around your eyes and on your forehead. It gives you a relaxed look.
There are a Number of Benefits to Botox:
- Smooths crow’s feet and expression lines on forehead
- Improves the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
- Lifts the corners of the mouth
- Diminishes “bunny” lines at the top of the nose
- Relaxes lip lines and marionette lines
- Releases frown lines between the eyes
- Alleviates migraine headaches
- Normalizes sweat glands
Sun and Aging are Responsible for Wrinkles
Wrinkles on your facial skin are caused not only by sun exposure but also by the degeneration of collagen and elastin in the underlying skin due to repeated muscle contraction. Think of folding a piece of paper and creating a crease. Repeatedly folding that piece of paper along the same crease line continues to weaken the paper fibers. Once those fibers are weakened beyond a certain point, no matter what you do to the paper, you’ll always see the line created by the crease. Your skin reacts similarly to the underlying muscle contractions as you age. Obviously, your skin is much stronger than paper fibers, so it takes much longer to show the permanent effects caused by the constant contraction and relaxation of facial muscles.
It’s All About the Selfie: Millenials Love Botox
Many individuals in their 20s are seeking Botox treatment to postpone the onset of wrinkles and preserve that “picture perfect” look. Many aesthetic specialists, including Dr. Chapman, have seen an uptick in the number of young people requesting facial injectables. Overall, Botox in the under 30 crowd has increased 28% since 2010; since 2010 filler use has increased by 32%.
Many of our patients use Botox Cosmetic and Dysport to smooth existing wrinkles, but it’s also a great way to prevent wrinkles from occurring if they have not already developed. Remember, the more use the muscle receives, the greater the chances wrinkles will develop.
Botox Cosmetic Is Used to Treat Abnormal Sweating
You’re about to go on a big job interview, give a big presentation, or go on a first date with someone, and you notice your palms and underarms are sweaty. It’s annoying, but now there’s help.
Some people suffer from malfunctioning sweat glands which cause excessive sweating, usually on the hands and armpits. Injecting Botox blocks the chemical reaction that triggers this condition called hyperhidrosis. Dr. Chapman works with patients who suffer from this condition. Statistics show Botox is an effective treatment that lasts between 5-12 months.
Get Help For Migraines
In 2010 the FDA approved the use of Botox to treat migraine headaches. Approximately 3.2 million Americans live with this chronic condition. The medical definition of a “chronic migraine” is 15 or more days of headache pain per month. Patients declare that Botox is beneficial in treating migraines.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment vary.
Dr. Jean Chapman and her team at LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic look forward to meeting you and helping you look your best. Their office is located in Alpharetta, GA, and is conveniently located to serve the surrounding cities of Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek, and Cumming. Call today to see what’s new in the world of aesthetics.