What is Botox?

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Most people have a negative connotation when it comes to botox. It is known for altering a person’s appearance, but did you know it can help with a person’s excessive sweating, chronic migraines, or cervical dystonia? At Bourhill Plastic Surgery, we offer services botox Long Island along with Dysport and Jeaveau injections. 

What Is Botox?

Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin type A, is a drug that doctors will use in small doses to treat certain health conditions. More commonly, botox Long Island is known for reducing or vanishing the appearance of wrinkles. The desire to look young forever and take care of your appearance is very natural; botox does just that, but it is not a permanent fix. Botox Long Island lasts three to twelve months, depending on where you receive the treatment. When injected, it will paralyze or weaken specific muscles and block certain nerves. Since botox is a paralyzing toxin, it also helps health conditions that are uncontrollable due to the muscles or nerves located in specific areas of one’s body.

Benefits/Purpose of Botox

Botox is used to treat:

  • wrinkles, temporarily smoothing the appearance
  • treat severe underarm sweating
  • blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking
  • cervical dystonia: severe neck and shoulder muscle spasm due to neurological disorder
  • chronic migraines
  • overactive bladder
  • strabismus, misaligned eyes

If you are suffering from any of these conditions, botox Long Island may be the best option for you. Botox is a non-surgical procedure that produces results within a few days. 

Risks and Side Effects

With any procedure, there are always risks and side effects that one should take into consideration. The risks and side effects of botox are:

  • pain
  • swelling
  • bruising
  • flu-like symptoms
  • headache
  • upset stomach
  • temporary drooping of eyelids

These effects are not permanent but are crucial to consider when deciding whether or not botox is right for you. It is also essential to remember that botox is not permanent and will require one to go back to receive more injections every few months or so, depending on where the treatment was received. 

Contact Us!

If you feel Botox Long Island is right for you, schedule an appointment today! At Bourhill Plastic Surgery, we are eager to help you be your best you.