If You Have Skin Problems, Botox May, or May Not, Be the Answer

Written by: Lee McDonald

April 17, 2020

Botox is an incredible story. It came from South America as a “natural” substance, and nowadays is used in many different applications, not the least of which is the treatment of wrinkles. Botox treatment for wrinkles in Foster City, CaliforniaIf you are looking for Botox in San Mateo, you need to hop in the car and come over to Silicon Valley Aesthetic Dermatology here in Foster City. We’re in Foster City and convenient to San Mateo, Burlingame and South San Francisco.

Our skincare clinic is under the leadership of Dr. Miguel Canales and Botox is only one of the treatments we use for the treatment of skin problems. Furthermore, this remarkable substance can be used to treat several other conditions including migraines, severe underarm sweating, eye twitch, neck contracture, and overactive bladder.

This is how Botox works: “After injection into the muscle, botulinum toxin suffuses the nerve terminal and binds, thus preventing the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. Without acetylcholine, muscle activity stops. This focal, or site-specific, paralysis is what smooths wrinkles and stops spasms. In other words, Botox works by “paralyzing” the wrinkles away” (https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-botox-came-to-be-1124145). Botox also interferes with the release of pain and inflammatory mediators which explains why it is used to treat migraine.

Botox does not last forever, as most people know. After about four months the nerve ends regenerate. This means that if you are looking for Botox in San Mateo you will need about three treatments a year.

There May Be A Better Solution: Beyond Botox? Consult a Specialist

Although Botox is a wonderful product, it is always possible that there could be a better solution for your particular skin condition, and this might include products such as Juvederm, Restylane, Dysport, and more. This is not a problem when you come to Silicon Valley Aesthetic Dermatology because we are what is known as “vendor neutral”. In other words, we don’t do what some clinics do, and “push” a particular product.

We care for our patients and we examine your condition and then recommend the best product for you. This may be different from someone else with a similar condition because no two people are exactly the same. So if you are looking for Botox in San Mateo, don’t be surprised if we recommend something different. A lot of people come to us asking for Botox because it is so well known, and they have not heard of some of the alternatives.

The most important thing is that you need to care for your skin, and we can supply whatever treatment is the most suitable. Our aim is always to achieve the end that you desire, which is to look young and beautiful and remove those aging wrinkles. Give us a call on 650 638 0600 or email info@svaestheticderm.com for an appointment.

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