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BOTOX vs. Dysport? Which Is Better?

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The classic debate among frequent neurotoxin users and providers is: Which is better: BOTOX or Dysport? The answer is not entirely clear. When it comes to BOTOX vs. Dysport the answer can differ between patients and injector.    Some patients will see the best results with BOTOX while others will see better results with Dysport. Both derive from a neurotoxin known as Botulinum toxin A. The main differences come in slight variations of formula and the amount of proteins present in each. Dosages also vary. These small differences can affect how the body metabolizes each toxin which leads to one lasting longer than the other.   Some patients and providers find that Dysport kicks in faster and lasts longer than BOTOX. This is great for patients who want a quick result. Although, not every patient will experience this. Usually, the best way to find out whether BOTOX or Dysport works better for you is to try both.    The injectors at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery are experienced in both BOTOX and Dysport. They can expertly inject either toxin and guide you through choosing the option that will give you the best results. In general, both BOTOX and Dysport can provide wonderful results and hide the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.    To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.   
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Debunked: BOTOX For Hyperhidrosis Causes You To Sweat Elsewhere

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BOTOX is best known as a cosmetic injectable that relaxes the muscles and can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, BOTOX has many medical uses, including treating a sweating disorder known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating, usually in one part of the body, like the armpits, hands, or feet. However, in rarer cases, it can afflict the entire body. BOTOX for hyperhidrosis has become a popular treatment for excessive sweating. When injected, BOTOX works to limit the activity of sweat glands by reducing the signals they receive. This causes a reduction in sweating and can improve the quality of life for many people who have hyperhidrosis. Some worry that treating the area with BOTOX will cause another area of the body to excessively sweat. Luckily, this is a myth. BOTOX for hyperhidrosis will temporarily stop sweating in the treated area. Although, to maintain these results, patients will need to refresh their injections occasionally. Other parts of the body (and even usually the treated area) can sweat normally. But, treating underarm sweating with BOTOX should not cause the bottoms of the feet to begin sweating excessively. At a consultation, Dr. Jonov can evaluate whether BOTOX could effectively treat your hyperhidrosis. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery to treat hyperhidrosis, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Preventative BOTOX: Why The Younger Generation Has Already Started BOTOX

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BOTOX has become a household name for the injections used to prevent wrinkle formation. Normally, BOTOX is used to treat formed wrinkles, or early forming wrinkles. Partially and temporarily paralyzing the nerves and muscles in the area, it limits the repetitive movements that cause wrinkles. Due to this, BOTOX was typically considered a treatment to begin in middle age. However, today, many young people, even those in their twenties, have begun using BOTOX to prevent the formation of wrinkles. This use of BOTOX treatment is known as preventative BOTOX. Is it safe? Is it effective? BOTOX is widely considered one of the safest cosmetic treatments on the market. Therefore, receiving small doses of the injectable is perfectly safe. As far as the efficacy, BOTOX has proven to prevent and delay the onset of wrinkles. Although, it cannot fully stop them from forming. Yet, results will vary from patient to patient and on individual lifestyles.  For the absolute best results, young patients should be strategic about when they begin preventative BOTOX injections, where they receive them, and receive fewer units than those treating deep lines. Additionally, some young people get BOTOX injections for medical reasons like migraines and hyperhidrosis. As BOTOX continues to be studied, more medical uses will surely be discovered. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or an injector, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.  
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How Exactly Does Botox Work?

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You’ve most likely heard of Botox–the popular injectable that treats fine lines and wrinkles–and wondered how it works. Botox is a type of injectable known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators block neuron impulses that tell the facial muscles to constrict or react.  When you move your face through laughing, raising your eyebrows, or any other facial movement, these repeated movements can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. This is where Botox comes in.  It is not just conscious movement that causes these, much of the movement that cause lines and wrinkles is unconscious “Like other muscles in your body, the muscles in your face develop habits. Some people habitually furrow their eyebrows, crinkle the corners of their eyes, favor one side of their face, or scowl. These regular muscle motions beneath the skin cause wrinkles to form on the facial surface.” – Seattle Plastic Surgery After Botox injections, when you perform these movements, the facial muscles do not respond in the same way. By relaxing your muscles, Botox can soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent the formation of new ones.  A form of botulinum toxin A, Botox is not a permanent treatment. Within a few months, you will need another round of injections. This ensures the safety of injecting Botox, but with continued use, you may notice that new wrinkles are not forming.  You never have to worry about an unnatural look when your Botox injections are performed or supervised by Dr. Jonov. We also offer Botox with our qualified Nurse Injectors for a reduced price. Our Nurse Injectors all trained directly under our doctor and provide the same great results. To schedule your Botox consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

Is Botox In Seattle Safe?

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When used improperly, the botulinum toxin (“Botox”) is a risky drug. However, in small and controlled doses, it is safe for human use. Botox in Seattle an injectable drug consisting of a toxin that stops signals sent from your nerves to muscles. Botox causes the targeted muscles to avoid contracting. As a result of its ability to “freeze” or atrophy muscles, Botox can ease specific muscular conditions. You can use this treatment for conditions such as cervical dystonia, neck spasm, chronic migraines, eye twitching, overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, cerebral palsy and lazy eye.

More commonly Botox is employed by doctors and nurse injectors to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is recognized for its tendency to decrease forehead creases, scowl lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles.

Botox In Seattle

About Botox

It is an incredible cosmetic non-invasive procedure that enhances the natural beauty of the personality by reviving one’s youthful appearance.

A compound called Hyaluronic Acid is found under the skin naturally. Over time, its supply decreases, causing visible signs of aging in the skin. Cosmetic doctors know the best areas of the face and body where the shortage of this compound should be replenished.

With the help of injectable toxins such as Botox, as well as injectable dermal fillers, you can transform your aged skin. Your doctor in Seattle can treat various other health conditions with Botox, including migraine headaches, and excessive sweating in the armpits, face, or other areas of the body. The results of Botox can work wonders to revive your appearance back to a youthful, elegant state. Botox in Seattle is a great treatment for you to pursue.

Is it safe?

Botox injections are safe for all humans and usually only cause minor side effects. Some side effects include chills, fever, headache, bruising, swelling or pain at the site of the injection. Some people experience excessive tearing, dry eyes, uneven eyebrows or drooping eyelids. You may suffer drooling or a crooked smile due to injections placed around the mouth.

Pros

  • It is safe for all skin types and can be used after any additional skin treatment
  • Botox nourishes the skin because it is anti-toxic
  • It is highly safe and secure for several types of skin issues
  • Botox reduces your age appearance and offers a youthful look
  • It enhances the collagen production under the skin cells
  • It improves the collagen development in the body
  • It prevents wrinkles and protects the skin from effects of aging

Cons

  • At the injection site, there is a risk of infection, blood clots, nerve damage and scarring
  • It has risks of damaging that area of the body which is under cosmetic treatment
  • Botox may not be  suitable for all skin types depending on existing conditions
  • It can cause reactions for those with sensitive skin
  • Botox can create mild rashes due to the early expiry period

Warnings

Some of the treatments offered for Botox in Seattle are highly expensive. Some of the side effects are temporary for most of the patients who receive this treatment. It is a notably efficient drug with a variety of uses. Using this treatment fulfills most customers with great, visible results. The makers of Botox set standards of value and assemble the best quality products to serve the best interest of their customers. However, it is important not to ignore precautions and the information given about the drug.

  • Avoid using this injectable toxin if you have an allergic reaction to it
  • Botox is safe to use in patients who do not have kidney or liver problems
  • Injection of this product should only be performed by a licensed, experienced professional

Botox injections are made safe and secure for you by your doctor in Seattle. You can take some precautions to protect you from anxiety, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, breathing issues, heart problems and many more side effects.

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Benefits

  • Can protect your muscles from damage and injury
  • Offers maximum skin nourishment, stamina, and strength
  • Increases stamina and strengthen skin moisture levels
  • Improves appearance of facial definition
  • Improves performance of certain facial muscles by disabling other facial muscles
  • Increases the skin’s appearance of nourishment.

Side effects

It is not harmful, but the Botox drug does not suit some people. Its harmful effects are usually not severe. Some patients experience side effects, which can be managed with the help of your doctor. Some of the important symptoms that may indicate the need for consultation with your doctor include:

  • Daytime sleepiness and fatigue
  • Waking up with dry mouth and sore throat
  • Waking up with short breath in the night
  • Discomfort in sleeping
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Breath pauses
  • Frequent urination in the night
  • Memory issues and forgetfulness
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Chocking during sleep, snoring and grasping

Users must follow a physician’s instructions in order to achieve the desired results. When doctor’s instructions are followed and the product is used properly, Botox can be a very safe and effective treatment for you.

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