Botox® injectables aren’t just for improving fine lines and wrinkles any more. Gary Shlifer, DO, and Marina Shlifer MD, DPM, and the team at Evolve Healthcare of Woodland Hills, California, utilizes Botox treatments to treat a range of conditions, including signs of aging, migraines, and overactive bladder. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online with their office today.
What does Botox treat?
Botox has many uses, though it is most often used to treat wrinkles and lines. The purified, injectable form of botulinum strain in Botox interacts with cell signaling that leads to muscle contractions, which causes temporary muscle paralysis. When used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, the muscles underlying your crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines relax, your skin becomes smooth, and signs of aging fade.
Evolve Healthcare also utilizes Botox to treat many conditions associated with contracted or overactive muscles and glands, including:
- Chronic migraines
- Muscle contractures
- Overactive bladder
- Eye twitching
- Lazy eye
- Neck spasms
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Whether you are using Botox injectables to reduce signs of aging or relieve pain, most men and women notice positive results right after their treatment at Evolve Healthcare. It may take up to 48 hours for your Botox treatment to reach its full effect, but you shouldn’t have any downtime.
Does it hurt to get Botox?
You might feel some stinging, but you shouldn’t be in pain during your Botox injection service. It’s generally the initial slight prick of the thin Botox needle that sometimes causes the slight sting. To help you relax and feel comfortable during your visit to Evolve Healthcare, the team may recommend applying a topical over-the-counter numbing cream or even an ice pack to your treatment area, about 20-30 minutes beforehand.
Are Botox injections permanent?
The results of a Botox treatment aren’t permanent. However, results typically last for up to three months after your procedure. Over time, your muscles slowly regain their ability to contract unless you get maintenance Botox treatments to prolong and extend your results.
To enhance your anti-aging results, the Evolve Healthcare team may recommend supplementing your Botox treatment with other injectables. Dr. Marina Shlifer uses a combination of Botox and several other injectables to create the liquid facelift, a highly effective non-surgical way of dramatically improving sagging, tired skin.
To find out if Botox can help reduce your fine lines or pain associated with muscle contractions, call or book an appointment online with Evolve Healthcare today.
*Individual results may vary.