The Many Uses of Botox®

According to the latest statistics, Botox® is still the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, along with other injections like dermal fillers. If you’re looking for a way to refresh your face and smooth out lines and wrinkles, Botox has proven to be a reliable alternative to surgical cosmetic procedures like facelifts.

However, Botox can also be used to treat physical conditions. At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu provides targeted Botox injections to deliver cosmetic anti-aging effects as well as for medically based physical treatments for several conditions.

Botox for cosmetic use 

While Botox is a household name, most people only have a vague understanding of how it works and what types of wrinkles it can correct. Contrary to popular belief, Botox isn’t effective against all wrinkles. This is why many aestheticians use a combination of Botox and dermal fillers like Juvéderm®. 

Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin, which is safely injected in a small, controlled dose. This paralyzes the muscles underneath the skin, keeping it from creasing when you make expressions. Botox is designed to target dynamic wrinkles, or the wrinkles caused by squinting and furrowing your brows, such as:

By relaxing your facial muscles, you can prevent these wrinkles from appearing. This helps you look happier, younger, and even more approachable. For deeper wrinkles, dermal fillers can be used in combination with Botox to add volume and smooth out your features. 

Other uses for Botox

Not all people seek out Botox for cosmetic reasons. As a neurotoxin, Botox can be used to paralyze other muscles to alleviate symptoms of certain conditions. Botox has been approved by the FDA for use in treating a number of medical issues, including: 

If you suffer from chronic migraines or involuntary muscle spasms, targeted Botox injections can help relax the muscles in your face, head, and neck. Paralyzing certain muscles can also help with persistent sweating. 

At New Image Medical Spa, we offer Botox injections to hide wrinkles and alleviate symptoms of hyperhidrosis and migraines. Regardless of why you need Botox, Dr. Sandhu can help you put together a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. 

To learn more about Botox, how it works, and what to expect from your injections, just schedule a consultation. You can get in touch by calling 510-269-2960, or you can request an appointment online

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