You can smooth creased skin on your face and forehead for months at a time using Botox® injections. At Family Medical Clinic in Tazewell and Harrogate, Tennessee, John M. Robertson, MD, and the other experienced providers offer Botox injections for multiple purposes. To learn more about Botox and how it works, call Family Medical Clinic, schedule an appointment online, or walk in to receive services today.
Botox is a name-brand injectable that most people know for its cosmetic applications. Xeomin® is a similar injectable with the same active ingredient, which is also available at Family Medical Clinic. There are multiple uses for Botox in a clinical setting that go beyond aesthetics, and Family Medical Clinic may recommend the treatment if it aligns with your needs or goals.
Botox contains a neuromodulator called botulinum toxin, which deactivates certain muscles by inhibiting motor nerve impulses. This means that targeted muscles can temporarily stop functioning after Botox injections.
The duration of results from Botox varies according to the purpose it serves in your treatment plan, but most people can expect to experience their results for at least a few months. If you experience success with Botox treatment, you may consider visiting Family Medical Clinic for follow-up injections.
Botox is well known for its ability to treat fine lines. It specifically treats dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that appear on your face due to the expressions or muscle movements you make.
These wrinkles become more prominent as time goes on, in part because of muscle movements but also because of other factors like sun exposure or smoking. You can use Botox to minimize common dynamic wrinkles such as:
Botox relaxes the muscles responsible for forming these wrinkles, which flattens your skin while the drug is active. Cosmetic Botox results typically last for three to four months at a time.
Botox has several clinical purposes in addition to treating cosmetic wrinkles. Your provider at Family Medical Clinic can tell you more about the conditions that Botox treats, including:
Cervical dystonia is a painful condition involving muscle contractions in your neck. As a result, your head turns in unusual positions.
Chronic migraine is a neurological disorder involving intermittent headaches coupled with additional symptoms, such as light or sound sensitivity.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating, which commonly occurs in your armpits. The sweating occurs whether or not you are in the heat or exerting yourself.
Call Family Medical Clinic or set up an appointment online to learn more about Botox treatments and what they can do.