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If you’re at all familiar with cosmetic treatments, chances are you’ve heard of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Approved for use by the FDA since 2002, BOTOX® is the most popular injectable in the world. BOTOX® Cosmetic provides a smoother appearance to the skin by temporarily preventing the facial muscles from contracting. Although it was originally intended to treat lines and wrinkles on the face, several other uses of the world’s most popular injectable have been discovered within the last several years.

Migraines

Migraines often cause dizziness, nausea, and even vomiting. Affecting a large amount of the American population, migraines can seem almost impossible for some people to get rid of. Through a series of injections around the temple area, BOTOX® blocks a significant amount of nerve endings that signal pain to the brain when migraines occur.

Excessive Sweating

Everybody sweats, but about three percent of men and women suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), especially in the palms or underarms. While prescription deodorants and expensive medications were needed reduce these symptoms in the past, BOTOX® injections can now be used to noticeably reduce hyperhidrosis (only for armpits).

A “Gummy Smile”

A smile is one of the first features that a person notices on another. Unfortunately, some people suffer from what is known as a “gummy smile.” This occurs when the lips reveal a lot of the gums when a person smiles. BOTOX® injections in the retractor muscles of the face cause the upper lip to relax, allowing less of the gums to show.

If you are interested in having BOTOX® injections, please call (925) 937-7100 or fill out our online contact form today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Jervis and his caring staff look forward to seeing you soon!