February 24, 2017

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Woman being injected with Botox

Over the years, botox injections have gotten a bad reputation. From overuse in the media to the myth of “freezing face muscles,” it’s no wonder people in Reno are hesitant to try out botox. However, with a bit of research, you will find that botox isn’t just for wrinkles anymore and the procedure is completely safe. More men are beginning to use it and it’s also used to treat certain medical conditions such as sweating and migraines. 

With botox injections becoming more prominent in the medical industry, and currently being ranked the number one cosmetic procedure, it’s important for you to familiarize yourself with the popular cosmetic treatment before scheduling an appointment. 

Facts About Botox That May Surprise You

  1. Botox isn’t just for wrinkles. Botulinum toxin, the scientific name for botox, has been used to help treat several medical symptoms that inhibit one’s quality of life. Botox can be used to treat migraines, bladder spasms, cerebral palsy, muscle spasms, hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, and more. The treatment is also sometimes used to promote hair rejuvenation for healthier, softer, and stronger hair. 
  2. Botox is a temporary treatment. It will wear off after a period of time, so any side effects that occur are not permanent. Treatments typically last about three months on average, but some people can go further between treatments.
  3. Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat a variety of conditions such as migraines and spasms. In 1989, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of eye spasms and in 2010 the drug was approved to treat migraines.
  4. Botox injections are proven to decrease frown lines and creases in the face which may help with depression. There is a direct connection between our emotions and our facial expressions, meaning the more frowning you do, the sadder you’ll feel. However, relaxing these facial muscles using botox can help disrupt this connection, alleviating feelings of negativity.
  5. The uses of botox have become more versatile over the last few years, and men have started using it more and more, too. Some business professionals have claimed it helps keep them competitive in the workplace and boosts confidence
  6. Although it may not seem like it, more people get botox than you think. Since 2015, over 4 million botox procedures have been performed.
  7. Despite common misconceptions, botox doesn’t “freeze” muscles in the face. Patients who receive botox treatment are injected with a diluted form of a safe toxin that causes the relaxation and eventual controlled paralysis of certain treated muscles. A botox injection effectively blocks specific nerve signals to each treated muscle, causing them to no longer have the ability to contract. The muscles, however, are not frozen and the effects of the treatment are not permanent.
  8. You can receive botox injections that look natural and won’t radically change your face or keep you from making facial expressions.
  9. Botox is not a filler. Botox injections are used to relax the muscle that is forming the wrinkles on your face, rather than plumping it up as fillers do.
  10. Botox is safe and effective. It does not cause any permanent damage to the muscle and has been approved by the FDA to treat a variety of conditions. While the history behind botox might be a little “ugly”, it is now considered one of the safest products used by doctors for dermatology. According to the FDA, there were only been 36 serious cases of adverse side effects reported between 1989 and 2003. More importantly, out of those 36, 15 had underlying medical conditions that might have been the actual cause of the problems.

Best Botox in Reno, NV 

At Integrated Dermatology of Reno, our mission is to provide medical and cosmetic dermatology skin care services in a welcome and comfortable environment. Every one of our Reno botox treatments are done by a licensed medical professional ensuring you receive the utmost quality care. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of botox or would like to schedule a consultation with a licensed Reno dermatologist, contact Integrated Dermatology of Reno. 


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