We need muscles to move, eat and laugh, but too much muscle contraction can lead to problems ranging from painful jaws and teeth grinding to all kinds of lines and wrinkles. Here is when Botox and other muscle relaxing injections come to rescue!
When injected carefully into the muscles, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are capable of blocking the transmission of signals from the nerve terminals into the muscles, reducing and preventing muscle contraction in a controlled and reversible way. These medications can be used for a number of different conditions including migraines, muscle spasms, excessive sweating (also called Hyperhidrosis), TMJ (also referred to as jaw clenching), overactive bladders, crossed (lazy) eyes, eye twitching, and more. All of these medical conditions share an abnormally-strong contraction of muscles, which results in pain and/or interference with the normal functioning of the organ. By relaxing the muscles, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all work to alleviate the symptoms.
In addition to helping treat medical issues, Botox, Dypsort and Xeomin can be used for many different cosmetic treatments as well. By injecting these medications into the facial muscles, we can reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through relaxing and weakening the underlying muscles that are responsible for contracting the skin and causing those folds. Popular areas that are treated with Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can be the crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines, to uplift the corners of the mouth, smoker’s lines above the lip, and for an eyebrow lift. When left untreated, these wrinkles move from being dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear with expression or emotion) to static wrinkles (wrinkles that become permanent even while at rest), and once the wrinkles become static, Botox alone might not be able to do the trick and additional treatments including filler injections might be required. When done skillfully, the natural facial expressions are preserved and only the excessive contractions that are responsible for wrinkles and lines are controlled. This is often referred to “Baby Botox” treatment to distinguish it from the old-school misconception that associates Botox treatments with an unnatural look and “frozen face” devoid of any expression! Rest assured, all Botox injections done by Dr. Jafari at Amoderm are carefully planned with the goal of achieving a natural look while preserving normal facial expression!
Currently, with any purchase of at least 20 units of Xeomin – a new variant of Botox with comparable strength and dosing – patients can receive a $50 rebate that can be used anywhere that accepts Visa credit and debit cards. Patients may also receive free accessories such as hats and sunglasses, as part of this limited-time and limited-supply sweepstakes promotion.