Marking 20 Years of Botox

April 15, 2022, marked 20 years since Botox was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help temporarily reduce the appearance of the glabellar lines between the eyebrows. The remarkable journey of this neurotoxin has seen much growth and development, paving the way for substantial medical advancements. Today a household name, Botox […]

Dermal Fillers and Neurotoxins: Understanding Injectables

Minimally invasive procedures such as cosmetic injectables are some of the most popular nonsurgical approaches to reversing the signs of aging. The two most common types of injectable anti-aging products are dermal fillers and neurotoxins. Providers should consider their patients’ skin goals and concerns when deciding which injectable to use. An expert knowledge of vascular […]

Emerging Hyperhidrosis Treatment and Patient Outcomes 

Characterized by extreme, uncontrollable, and unpredictable sweating, hyperhidrosis greatly impacts patients’ quality of life and has many negative implications beyond physical concerns. It can greatly increase the risk of skin infections by up to 300% although, only 1 in 4 individuals are diagnosed and even fewer receive the care they need. At this time, there […]

Botulinum Toxin for Psoriasis Treatment

Prior research has demonstrated that neurotransmitters may play a role in the pathogenesis of numerous cutaneous conditions, including psoriasis, revealing the close connection between the skin and the central nervous system. Reports have even shown that psoriasis symptoms can improve after peripheral nervous system injury. As such, there is promising potential for neuromodulators, such as […]

Microbotox: Small Doses with Powerful Results

Used in aesthetic medicine practice to create subtle smoothing results, microbotox, or the injection of multiple microdroplets of diluted onabotulinumtoxinA into the dermis has many potential dermatologic benefits. These include regulated sebum production, diminished facial flushing, decreased acne breakouts, and minimized pore size. However, as a relatively new cosmetic technique, microbotox has appeared in few […]

The Antidepressant Properties of Botulinum Toxin

Although it is most commonly used for aesthetic purposes, the medical applications of botulinum toxin (Botox) range further than merely cosmetic indications. Research has found that botulinum toxin injections have been reported to reduce migraine symptoms in patients with chronic migraine. In addition, burgeoning evidence implicates the potential role of Botox injections in the treatment […]

Botox Injections for Migraine Relief

Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world, with 12% of the population suffering from the condition – or about 1 billion people worldwide. It is the 6th most disabling illness in the world and can prove especially detrimental to quality of life if migraines occur frequently. Although rare, chronic migraine, defined as […]

Botox for Social Anxiety and Depression

Although most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, botulinum toxin type A (BT), may play a role in the future treatment of bipolar depression and social anxiety disorder, according to recent preliminary research. Previously, small but notable studies have revealed significant symptom improvement in patients with depression after a single Botox treatment, suggesting its efficacy as […]