Want to get rid of crow’s feet and wrinkles between your brow but aren’t ready for surgery? You may be a candidate for Botox® injections. At her office in San Jose, California, board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Baron, MD, offers Botox injections to smooth wrinkles and restore a more youthful, more vibrant appearance. Dr. Baron can also use Botox to treat chronic conditions like migraines, hyperhidrosis, and teeth grinding (bruxism) when other therapies aren’t working. To find out more about the benefits of Botox, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Botox injections can be beneficial for cosmetic purposes to smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and creases between your brow line and around your eyes (crow’s feet).
These noticeable skin flaws occur when muscles become tight due to repeated facial movements like squinting or frowning. Injections of Botox into the specific muscles around your eyes and above or between your brow line relax tightly contracted muscles that contribute to lines and wrinkles.
Botox can also address specific areas of facial wrinkles and lines, such as:
Dr. Baron customizes your Botox treatment plan to your unique needs and anti-aging cosmetic goals after completing a comprehensive skin evaluation. She may also recommend Botox injections for medical purposes to treat a variety of chronic conditions.
Botox can be beneficial for preventing chronic migraines in people who experience more than 15 headaches a month. The medication temporarily relaxes the muscles that play a role in migraines and tension headaches.
Over time, Botox injections help prevent the recurrence of headaches. You need fewer injections later in your therapy to achieve your desired results.
Other conditions Dr. Baron can treat with Botox include:
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes you to sweat excessively in your underarms and on your scalp, hands, and feet. Botox relaxes the nerves responsible for the excessive sweating when other treatments aren’t working.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can cause the abnormal wearing of your teeth and increase your risk for tooth damage and loss. The condition can also lead to persistent jaw pain and a joint disorder. Dr. Baron uses Botox to relax the jaw muscles you use to chew to prevent you from grinding or clenching your teeth, even when you sleep.
Botox injections can also slim your jawline by reducing the size and firmness of your jaw muscles to narrow the contours of a rounded or squared jawline.
You can expect to see a noticeable difference in the appearance of lines and wrinkles right after treatment. These cosmetic benefits continue to improve as your muscles fully relax.
When you receive Botox to treat a medical condition, the results may not be immediate but improve in the weeks after treatment. Dr. Baron can tell you what to expect during your initial consultation.
While the results of Botox injections vary based on the reason for your treatment, many people enjoy benefits that last for up to six months. You may need maintenance injections to retain your youthful appearance or to properly manage an underlying medical issue.
To learn more about the aesthetic and medical benefits of Botox injections, call the office of Jennifer Baron, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.