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The versatility of Botox injections for cosmetic use

Botox is a medication that has been around for years in the area of medicine, though most patients are aware of Botox as a cosmetic injectable used for the treatment of aging skin. This versatile treatment is used in many different ways and continues to be a tried-and-true solution for a variety of issues. At MD Cote, Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team in Maple Valley, WA find that not only can Botox reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and folds on the face, it can also treat a number of other conditions in the field of dermatology and general medicine. 

How is Botox used for aesthetics? 

Botox is a neurotoxin that is used to paralyze muscles in which it is injected. Because of the way it works, it is used differently than other cosmetic injectables such as collagen stimulators and dermal fillers. Botox is injected into the muscles of the face that cause dynamic wrinkles, more commonly the glabellar lines, forehead folds, and crow’s feet around the eyes. With Botox, men and women can reduce the appearance of these wrinkles and folds by reducing muscle contractions. This is the most common way in which Botox is used. 

Botox versatility 

However, Botox has been used in the field of medicine for decades and continues to be a popular treatment for a variety of conditions including: 

  •         Cervical dystonia
  •         Eye muscle problems/spasms
  •         Severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  •         Chronic headaches/migraines
  •         Overactive bladder

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic Botox injections? 

Most patients who are healthy and have cosmetic imperfections on the face caused by muscle tension may find Botox to be a wonderful solution that eliminates their need for plastic surgery. Anti-aging benefits can last for several months before reinjection is needed. To determine if you are the ideal candidate for cosmetic Botox injections, request an evaluation with Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team. 

Schedule a visit at MD Cote to learn more about Botox 

If you are considering Botox injections or other cosmetic and medical treatments available at MD Cote, we encourage you to book an appointment or call the office at (425) 413-8292. Our facility is conveniently located at 27203 216th Avenue SE, Suite A and accepts new and current patients in the Maple Valley, WA area.

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