Other than getting rid of the facial fine lines and wrinkles that accompany aging, Botox® injections serve as a surprising solution for a number of health concerns. At West Hills Urgent Care in West Hills, California, Philip H. Lee, DO, and the team assists men and women looking to get rid of wrinkles, even excessive sweating, and migraines with safe and effective Botox injections. Call the office today if you’d like to learn more about what Botox can do for you, and also ask about same-day appointments.
Botox is a drug derived from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It temporarily blocks various targeted nerves and paralyzes specific muscles in the treatment area. In safe and small doses, the team at West Hills Urgent Care might recommend Botox to treat any of the following medical issues:
In most cases, however, Botox is used in cosmetic procedures. For instance, injecting Botox in a specific area of your face softens lines and wrinkles up to four months. It’s the only FDA-approved treatment to fix lines on your face and requires little to no recovery time.
The specifics of your Botox procedure depend on the reason for your treatment. The team at West Hills Urgent Care reviews the details of your treatment during your consultation, so you know what to expect.
A West Hills Urgent Care team member first cleans and preps your skin. Your doctor then uses ice or a topical agent to numb the treatment area, and carefully injects the Botox.
For most treatments, Botox injections take less than an hour, and usually no longer than 15 minutes. You may feel a slight pinch during the injection, but most patients find the mild, fleeting discomfort tolerable.
Once your practitioner has injected the Botox in the treatment area, they place a cold compress directly on the treatment site to prevent swelling and minimize bruising. Afterward, they recommend you refrain from vigorous activity to reduce the risk of bruising and suggest you not massage or rub the treatment area to prevent the Botox from migrating to other muscle tissue.
No matter the reason for your Botox procedure, the effects are temporary. The team at West Hills Urgent Care provides specific instructions on when you should return to the office to repeat the process.
Botox is a safe and effective way of dealing with some of the common physical effects of aging. It’s so popular that over 10 million vials of Botox are sold in America every year.
To learn if Botox works for you, you can speak with the caring, experienced team at West Hills Urgent Care to understand the benefits, risks, and potential side effects of Botox injections. West Hills Urgent Care is committed to helping all adult patients with their Botox needs, be it preventive or curative, and offer same-day treatments for $8 per unit of Botox.
Call West Hills Urgent Care or use their walk-in services today to learn more.