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What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium which reduces wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily relaxing the muscle. The most common area of treatment is frown lines of the brow and forehead, though it is also used around the eyes and lips.
Find yourself longing for the wrinkle-free skin of your childhood? We’ll be honest- it’s impossible. But, we can offer you Botox, which can bring you awfully close! Ever wonder how it works?
When we are children, we have an abundance of elastin and collagen to thank for that smooth, flawless skin. Elastin is the elastic property of the skin that helps the skin bounce back and appear smooth, unlined, and firm. Unfortunately, as we age our skin naturally produces less elastin and collagen. Also, as we age, the volume of fat underneath some areas of facial skin decreases, causing the skin to appear thinner and older. Thinner and less elastic skin responds more sensitively to frequent muscle movement. Eventually, the sensitivity becomes enough that the skin can’t recover and lines start to form. Most of those pesky lines on the upper face are just damaged skin from the muscle crushing the skin! The loss of collagen, elastin, and subcutaneous fat that comes with aging prevents the skin from recovering from the crushing effects of the muscles, so the lines remain there after the muscle returns to rest.
Botox goes beneath the skin to selectively weaken the muscles that are making the lines. When the skin is no longer crushed by the muscle, the lines start to heal and become less visible. The cells in the skin are always replenishing themselves, so new skin cells that form after Botox treatments can replace the old cells that were damaged by the crushing muscles. So your lines have a chance to repair, become less visible, and maybe even disappear.
Now, pay attention here! It is important to know that once the lines get deep enough, they won’t totally go away. Botox will greatly improve these very deep lines, but may not completely eliminate them. Some lines go so deep that they actually scar the skin, leaving a fine line that will always be slightly visible, even after Botox. Moral of the story? Start Botox treatments before those lines become scars!
The Greenspring Botox® Advantage
Dr. Cadoux has developed special micro-injection techniques that delivers full strength Botox® more accurately within the desired areas. This reduces the amount of unwanted diffusion, resulting in a more precise effect. For those who desire it, nerve blocks, potent topical anesthetics, and/or icing are available.
Let’s dig deeper into the “Greenspring Botox Advantage”
The commonplace Botox procedure involves injecting a large deposit of Botox under the skin in a few places surrounding the targeted site, relying on the Botox to diffuse to the muscles in between the injected sites. This works in many cases, but, sometimes the Botox diffuses into areas it was not designed to go. The result can be something like an eyelid or eyebrow droop. You have probably seen this before in celebrity tabloids or maybe even with a few unfortunate friends.
If you thought the reason this never happened to you with Dr. Cadoux was luck, think again! Dr. Cadoux minimizes the diffusion into unwanted areas by doing more injections of smaller quantities within the desired area. This technique delivers a more precise outcome. Additionally, while most other Botox treatments involve injecting the Botox into the skin and letting it diffuse into the muscle, Dr. Cadoux injects straight into the muscle he wants to treat which further minimizes diffusion and is more effective. As an extra bonus, this technique makes it less important to avoid lying down for the hours following treatments and also makes it less important that the muscles are heavily used in the hour following treatment.
GREENSPRING MEDICAL AESTHETICS IN TUCSON, ARIZONA NAMED AS PREMIER TOP 50 ALLERGAN (MAKER OF Botox®) PRACTICE IN THE US.
Allergan® has named Greenspring Medical Aesthetics as one of their “Top 50” aesthetic practices in the United States for 2019. Greenspring Medical Aesthetics with two locations in Tucson, Arizona has achieved this prestigious distinction for the past two years. There are approximately 40,000 aesthetic practices in the United States, only the top 50 with the largest volume of Allegan® products and services have earned this level of excellence.
Allergan®’s extensive product portfolio includes BOTOX®, Juvederm® and Voluma® family of dermal fillers, CoolSculpting® for body contouring, Kybella® for permanent fat destruction, Skin Medica® clinical skincare products and Latisse® eyelash enhancement.
Medical Uses For Botox
Botox® also has many medical uses that go beyond cosmetics. Dr. Cadoux has been practicing these medical techniques in Tucson safely for more than twenty years. Botox Experience matters!
Botox® Treatment of Chronic Headache – Introduction
The medical community has embraced the the neurotoxin commonly known as Botox® for its use in treating patients with certain neuromuscular conditions. In 2010, the FDA approved the use of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox Cosmetic) in the treatment of Chronic Migraines. Dr. Cadoux also utilizes Botox® to treat patients with muscle tension headaches.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Botox®
Does excessive sweating affect your ability to live your daily life without worry? Do you try to avoid lifting your arms because of sweat stains? Do you avoid shaking hands with people because your hands are excessively damp? Are your socks and shoes steamy because your feet are always moist? Botox® can help. In 2004, the FDA approved the use of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox® Cosmetic) for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the underarms. Botox® is highly effective in treating excessive sweating of hands and feet.
Is Botox® safe?
Botox® is safe and has very few side effects. Rare side effects include headache, flu symptoms and temporary eyelid droop.
Will there be any downtime?
You may resume normal activities immediately. Vigorous exercise or laying flat may be restricted for a few hours following treatment. Many clients undergo Botox® during their lunch break and return to work after treatment.
What are the benefits of Botox®?
Botox® has no downtime as opposed to other wrinkle reducing methods. Also, following treatment there is little to no pain or discomfort. Results can be seen after only one session.
How long does a Botox® treatment take?
A Botox® treatment takes only a short period of time, depending on how many areas are being injected and the size of the treated areas.
How does the treatment feel?
The only pain or discomfort is a slight pin-prick sensation from the small needle injecting the Botox®. If necessary, ice or a topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment.
How long do results last?
Results of Botox® vary and can last up to four months. Generally, most people can expect three months of improvement. Treatments are offered every few months for maintenance.
Who are candidates for Botox®?
Candidates for Botox® injections are age eighteen to sixty-five and interested in improving the appearance of their face. Many candidates are seeking relief from wrinkles and brow furrows.
Who should avoid Botox®?
Do not use Botox® if you have an infection where the Botox® will be injected, are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox® or are pregnant. Some conditions may increase the chance of infection, so a doctor should be advised of your medical history before receiving Botox®.
What are the alternative treatments?
An alternative treatment to Botox® is skin resurfacing, which includes many types of laser therapies and chemical peels. These procedures can be uncomfortable and may have a longer recovery time than Botox®. Other alternatives include surgery such as a brow lift.
Is additional treatment necessary?
Generally, after three to four months, the Botox® effects will begin to fade and facial features will gradually return to their former state. Maintenance treatments are necessary to keep the effect of Botox® for long periods of time.
What are the limitations of Botox®?
The limitation of Botox® is that it is not a permanent answer to reducing wrinkles. Also, results vary and occasional problems with asymmetry may occur.
Who provides the Botox® treatments?
All Botox® treatments are provided by highly trained RN’s or our physicians, Dr.Cadoux and Dr. Chin.
*Individual results may vary from person to person.
Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed. Each treatment plan is designed for an individual patient’s needs, so depending on the area being treated and the condition of the skin, each patient may see different results.
Please call for a patient assessment to discuss your treatment plan and the results that can be achieved for you.
**Call Greenspring Medical Aesthetics for details.