The American Academy of Neurology guideline published in the April 18, 2016, online issue of Neurology® has several uses for botulinum toxin. It provides guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent research. The protein is commonly used to relax muscles and soften the appearance of skin wrinkles in aesthetic medicine. Botox ® is a very popular form of this botulinum protein.
As moisture in the outer skin level drops, this external layer – the stratum corneum – progresses toward becoming dryer and stiffer. At the point when this happens, the small scale wrinkles at the surface of the skin, incited by facial muscle activities like grinning, turn out to be considerably more profound, bigger and, along these lines, more noticeable. A good moisturizing regiment and medical treatments such as Botox and microneedling can help this.
Dr Cummings had an opportunity this weekend to speak with several people regarding their aesthetic questions. At the top of the list was wrinkle concerns. Many treatment options are available to address wrinkles and a consultation can help develop determine the best course of action. Botox and microneedling are two options that are safe and cost effective.
According to Medscape.com the average amount of Botox (botulinumtoxinA) given can vary between clients. To soften Glabellar lines (number 11 lines between the eyebrows): give a total dose of 20 units. To treat Forehead lines: 20 units. To relax Canthal lines (Crow’s Feet): administer a total of 24 units (12 units per side). They go on to recommend considering adjusting the dose if no prior botulinum toxin treatment or based on client’s response. Our office routinely does this as we want our clients to have natural, beautiful looking results.
Millennials and Botox are getting cozy. Busy individuals are choosing to be proactive regarding their wrinkles. More younger people are getting Botox to help wrinkles for even forming. Other are getting it to soften their expressions. Whatever the person’s reason, Botox trends are on the rise for Generation Y.