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Botox Specialist

ERderm -  - Dermatology

ERderm

Dermatology & Surgical Dermatologists located in Newport Beach, CA

There are several different ways that medical professionals use Botox®, and two that can boost your confidence are wrinkle reduction and hyperhidrosis management. At ERderm in Newport Beach, California, dermatologists Edward Rohaly, MD, and Samuel Peterson, MD, FACMS, FAAD, carefully place Botox injections to temporarily calm the nerve stimulation of sweat glands or muscles that contribute to dynamic wrinkles. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Botox injections, request an appointment over the phone or online at ERderm today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin treatment that enters your skin via injection. The ERderm team uses Botox for its most well-known cosmetic purpose and clinical dermatological purposes as well. 

While injecting a neurotoxin into your skin might sound intimidating or even dangerous, Botox is very safe for use when a trained dermatologist or other medical provider delivers the injections. Its effects last for 3-12 months depending on its intended purpose, and it has few side effects for most people.

As a product with a neurotoxin as its primary ingredient, Botox works by targeting your nerve cells near the injection site. Specifically, it targets the motor nerve cells that cause muscle contraction. While active, the product stops these muscles from contracting. 

What does Botox do?

Botox has a few different treatment purposes, and you can get injections regularly if you’re happy with how it works. The team at ERderm uses Botox to treat two skin-related concerns:

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is often treatable with topical products. In severe cases, your sweat glands can resist the topical products’ effects. Fortunately, Botox can block the nerve signals that stimulate your sweat glands so you can stop sweating so much in targeted areas for 7-12 months. 

Wrinkles

Botox can reduce targeted dynamic wrinkles in both men and women. As your cells change with age and you lose collagen, wrinkles tend to stick around in areas where your skin folds when you make facial expressions. For this reason, treating the contracting muscles with Botox can alleviate crow’s feet, frown lines, and other dynamic lines that form in the same way. 

Am I a candidate for Botox injections?

The ERderm team performs a personalized evaluation to make sure Botox is the right choice for your treatment of wrinkles or excessive sweating. 

The team asks you a series of questions regarding your lifestyle and health and reviews your medical history to ensure no conditions you have or medications you take disqualify you from using Botox. While you have to come in for a consultation to know for sure, good candidates for Botox generally:

  • Are over 18
  • Do not smoke
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have no allergies to ingredients in Botox’s formula
  • Do not have any active skin infections
  • Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations for the results
  • Understand how Botox works

If, for some reason, you are not able to get Botox, the ERderm team discusses other treatment options with you for your concern. 

To find out if Botox could work to treat your wrinkles or hyperhidrosis, call ERderm, or request an appointment online today.