Botox is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes (aka “crow’s feet”) and frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age.
Botox is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Just one 10-minute treatment–a few tiny injections–and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in those persistent lines around the eyes and between the brows, which can last up to four months. Results may vary.
Botox is also approved for the treatment of hyperhydrosis, excessive sweating. The treatment is covered by many insurance providers.
Dr. Bruce Rashbaum is an expert injector of cosmetic products. Botox is the brand name that people think of when discussing cosmetic procedures.
However, what does it really do and why does your injector matter?
Treating Fine Lines and Wrinkles on the Forehead – Best Botox DC
As you age, your forehead loses fat and your underlying muscles become stronger. The brow may be furrow deeper. Lines, whether permanent or semi-permanent, may appear on the forehead and around the eyes.
One way to lessen the appearance of lines is to inject neuromodulators. Botox is one brand, but there is also Dysport and Xeomin.
The precision of injecting Botox is what matters most for optimal results.
When injected into the right muscles it can relax to prevent wrinkles or lift to adjust any asymmetries of the face.
Botox for Crow’s Feet
One of the first areas that men and women begin to show their age is around the eyes.
Sun damage and loss of skin elasticity can contribute to the wrinkles that form when you smile.
In some cases Botox can completely eliminate or just soften your crow’s feet.
Treating Excessive Under Arm Sweat or Excessive Foot Sweat
Excessive sweating in the armpits or feet can be embarrassing and get in the way of your normal activities.
Botox can stop excessive sweating. The treatments will have to be repeated every few months to maintain results.
We offer a private way to treat hyperhidrosis.
Will I Still Be Able to Make Expressions?
When Botox treatments are conducted properly, nobody should notice and you should not be expressionless.
After Botox injections, your muscle activity is reduced, so while you may look refreshed, you shouldn’t look “overdone.”
According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the amount of Botox that is injected is important.
“Injecting too much around your eyes can blunt your smile and look unnatural too,” said Zeichner.
Can I Get Botox in My Lips?
It is commonly believed that Botox can be injected anywhere.
While you can inject into any muscle, the best results are achieved in the forehead and crow’s feet.
Botox for Men
Many of the changes that come with aging make men look and feel experienced. Cosmetic treatments with men can be tailored to fit their goals.
Maybe you’d like to look just a few years younger, but not soften your edge.
With an experienced injector, you can achieve results that subtly improve your look.
As an injector experienced with male patients, Dr. Rashbaum understands the unique cosmetic concerns of men.
Call today to schedule your consultation.
Allergan has been pushing ahead with the FDA to get Botox approved as a treatment for depression. Does Botox treat depression? The jury still hasn’t fully decided. But it’s worth recapping the nuts and bolts of the question.
Why It’s Important That Botox Can Possibly Treat Depression
Happiness Is a Two Way Street
Botox paralyzes certain nerves that send signals to the brain, including some nerves associated with frowning. Contrary to popular belief, emotions and expression aren’t a one way street. If you frown, or smile, these can actually affect how happy or sad you feel.
When Botox freezes your muscles into a more relaxed and “happy state,” some doctors suggest this subtly influences how individuals meet their day. You walk around with the barest hint more of a smile, all the time, and perhaps you feel the barest hint happier. That small extra hint of happiness can snowball into positive experiences throughout your day.
Resting Happy Face?
We’ve all heard it. Resting, ahem, face. Many people, women in particular, have to deal with the impression they give off because their face’s natural resting position seems moody.
Considering Botox as an anti-depressant forces us to wonder if small muscular habits can have outward, rippling effects on our mood and our overall happiness. After all, it’s not just Botox that can affect our face’s resting position. How we carry ourselves – or our smile – often gets picked up from family members or friends.
And the implications for cosmetic treatment could be even bigger.
Who You Are and How You Feel
People pursue cosmetic treatment because they see a disconnect between how they feel and what they see. Many patients are not trying to simply be more alluring. A patient who receives Botox may feel that their own youthful energy is inconsistent with the wrinkles appearing on their face.
If Botox really does work as an anti-depressant, it forces us to consider, even more thoughtfully, the connection between how we appear and who we are. For cosmetic treatment, it becomes a question of how we could appear, and who we might be. As procedures become more and more advanced in the future, this question will only become more relevant.