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Five things you didn't know BOTOX addresses?

Botox is widely known for its cosmetic applications in reducing wrinkles and fine lines. However, it has several lesser-known therapeutic uses that may surprise you. Here are five things you may not have known Botox could help with:

  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis): Botox injections can effectively treat hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating in areas such as the underarms, palms, and feet. Botox can relieve profuse sweating and its associated discomfort by blocking the signals that stimulate sweat glands.
  • Chronic Migraines: Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of chronic migraines. When injected into specific head and neck muscles, it can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. This therapeutic use has provided relief to many migraine sufferers.
  • Muscle Spasms and Dystonia: Botox is used to treat various muscle-related conditions, including cervical dystonia (involuntary neck muscle contractions), blepharospasm (eyelid spasms), and limb spasticity. It helps relax overactive muscles, alleviating pain and improving mobility.
  • Overactive Bladder: Botox injections can help manage overactive bladder symptoms by relaxing the bladder muscles, reducing urinary urgency, and decreasing the frequency of urination. This can significantly improve a person's quality of life.
  • Depression: Some studies have explored the potential use of Botox to alleviate symptoms of depression. While not a primary treatment for depression, it is believed that the cosmetic improvement in facial appearance following Botox injections may have a positive impact on a person's mood and self-esteem.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a popular and effective injectable formulated with purified botulinum toxins. It is injected into the tiny facial muscles responsible for creating dynamic wrinkles in the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. By temporarily blocking the nerve impulses that tell the muscles to contract, BOTOX can help smooth the skin and create a more youthful-looking, inviting appearance.

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How much does BOTOX cost?

BOTOX pricing is based on the number of injections required to achieve your desired results. A single unit typically costs $10-20. Some will need 20 units, while others might require 60 units. The treatment is entirely individualized. When choosing a provider to perform your BOTOX injections, it’s important to select someone with extensive experience, skill, and a sense of artistry, such as Dr. Engineer. After all, you will want your results to appear natural and effortless, never overdone.

What cosmetic concerns can be treated with BOTOX?

  • Forehead creases and frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Downward-facing corners of the mouth
  • Smoker’s lines (perioral lines)
  • Neck banding
  • Drooping brows
  • Gummy smile

What medical concerns can be treated with BOTOX?

  • Cervical dystonia
  • Lazy eye
  • Crossed eyes
  • Eye twitching
  • Neurological conditions
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Migraines
  • Bladder disorders
  • TMJ

What are the benefits of BOTOX?

  • Safe, non-surgical, and non-invasive
  • Little to no risk of complications
  • Minor side effects only
  • No discomfort or downtime
  • Helps rewind the clock on facial aging
  • Reduces lines, creases, wrinkles, and folds
  • Smooths the skin and softens the facial expression
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Results last 3-4 months

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Who is a good candidate for BOTOX?

Ideal candidates for BOTOX in Las Vegas are typically not yet ready for invasive plastic surgery and are seeking a safe, straightforward way to reduce signs of aging. They typically struggle with glabellar lines in the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. In general, patients should be mentally and physically healthy and have realistic expectations for their results based on a private consult with Dr. Engineer.

Who is not a good candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX is contraindicated for patients with active skin infections, sensitivity to neuromodulators or any BOTOX ingredients, muscle and nerve disorders, or certain eye diseases. Dr. Engineer will go over your candidacy in detail during your initial appointment.

When will I see my results, and how long will they last?

Patients can expect to see positive changes within around 3-4 days after their BOTOX in Las Vegas. Maximum results will be visible after 10-14 days, however. Results will continue to impress for 3-4 months.

What can I expect from recovery?

After BOTOX injections, there is no downtime or recovery required. Clients can expect to resume normal activities such as work or school right away. Minor swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection sites are possible side effects, but they dissipate quickly. Take care not to massage, rub, or otherwise disturb the treated facial regions, as this can cause the BOTOX to migrate, weakening the wrong muscles. Also, make a point to temporarily avoid sun exposure and wear the proper sunblock when outdoors.

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Is BOTOX the best option?

During your private consultation, Dr. Engineer will explore which neuromodulator is ideal for you. In addition to BOTOX, other wrinkle-reducing injectables include Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin. Each has its benefits and unique qualities, although BOTOX is most widely requested and used around the world.

Why choose Engineered Aesthetics? 

Dr. Nitin J. Engineer is a sought-after, fellowship-educated Plastic Surgeon and the founder of Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Institute, a state-of-the-art practice dedicated to serving patients in and beyond Las Vegas. Dr. Engineer is passionate about obtaining personalized, elegant results that reflect his clients’ wishes and aesthetic sensibilities. He combines his consummate artistry, skill, and expertise with a genuinely caring and thoughtful demeanor that instantly sets patients at ease.

Dr. Engineer received early acceptance into the prestigious Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude and completing his Doctorate of Medicine degree. He pursued a demanding General Surgery internship at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a General Surgery residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. In addition, Dr. Engineer was chosen for an elite fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University.

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