Paul M. Friedman, M.D. and Jennifer Peterson, MD offer BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to reduce horizontal lines in the forehead, creases between the eyes, crow’s feet, frown lines, neck laxity, and other wrinkles caused by habitual muscle contraction. The overall effect is a relaxed and smooth appearance.
BOTOX® has been used by physicians since the 1980′s for the treatment of patients with eye spasms, central nervous disorders, and some forms of excessive muscle contractions. In treating eye spasms, doctors noticed that BOTOX® also tended to reduce wrinkles in the treated area, leading to the development and approval of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® for Softening Fine Lines and Wrinkles
In 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX® Cosmetic for use in the temporary reduction of facial wrinkles. Since that time, more than 16 million BOTOX® injections have been performed. It has been shown to be effective at reducing fine lines on the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. The full effect is typically seen one to two weeks after treatment, and the result typically lasts four to six months.
BOTOX® for Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Axillary Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes extreme sweating in the armpits. Severe cases of axillary hyperhidrosis typically do not respond to deodorants, and often result in the inability to wear certain kinds of clothing because of staining. Dr. Jennifer Peterson can help sufferers of axillary hyperhidrosis with topical lotions, and even BOTOX® Cosmetic can be temporarily effective; however, BOTOX® injections would need to be administered again after three to four months in order to maintain results. Surgery for axillary hyperhidrosis is a long-lasting alternative that can prevent nerve impulses from signaling to sweat glands, and has proven effective in most cases. The procedure can be performed as an outpatient and patients can typically resume normal daily activities within a few days. Dr. Peterson will discuss all non-surgical and surgical options to treat excessive sweating in the armpits at your initial consultation here at our Houston, Texas practice.
Schedule Your BOTOX Cosmetic Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX® treatments for the reduction of wrinkles, contact one of our doctors at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston, Texas today for a BOTOX® consultation. Dr. Friedman is currently on the BOTOX® Cosmetic National Educational Faculty.