Botox, Breast Cancer and Bell’s Palsy
Botox and Dermal fillers are proven to be safe and effective, and treating Breast Cancer and Bell’s Palsy patients are no exception. These are just a few of the medical diagnoses that Botox is helpful with when it comes to aesthetics. Botox and dermal fillers are becoming mainstream and a more popular tool in treating patients with facial asymmetry and volume loss due to a medical diagnosis, to create facial balance. There can be physical, emotional and social changes which can impact a person’s daily lifestyle. Social interactions can be daunting especially around people who knew them when their appearance was considered normal. Botox and dermal fillers can be used to improve facial symmetry, easing the lifestyle changes that come with such a diagnosis.
A Breast Cancer patient can very well benefit from Botox and Dermal Filler injections while going through such a difficult time in their lives. Having these products available that are minimally invasive with minimal downtime if any, are safe, effective, and the perfect answer for someone who wants facial rejuvenation without having surgery. In fact, with the rapid weight loss, collagen depletion and aging which can occur with these types of patients, Botox and Dermal fillers would be a great solution to helping to improve the facial contouring and re-establish the youthful vectors. It can also help to boost the patients self esteem and confidence that they are putting their best face forward when going through such an experience. I am also a huge advocate of preventative treatments and starting early to stay a step ahead of the aging process, which starts after the age of 30 when collagen production slows down. We are all aging daily and collagen depletion is inevitable, but with Botox and dermal fillers we can preserve, maintain and prevent the aging process from being severe.
Bell’s Palsy is the paralysis or severe weakness of the nerve that controls the facial muscles, usually on one side of the face. When it comes to Bell’s Palsy patients, Botox is a great treatment for restoring facial symmetry. The paralyzed side of the face can create distortion when the patient is making facial expressions. Relaxing the unaffected side of the face with Botox, where the muscles are strong, can help to create normal symmetry and appearance until the condition resolves, although both sides of the face are often treated to preserve facial balance. Doses can vary depending on the intensity of the muscles involved. Botox injections can help relieve the pain and suffering that comes with the symptoms of Bell’s Palsy, easing the patient through this difficult time. Botox can start giving relief within 24 hours with a maximum effect at 2 weeks, lasting approximately 3-6 months. Dermal fillers can also be used to help balance out facial volume loss, which can occur due to asymmetrical muscle movement over time.
Botox and Dermal Fillers are great for anyone who is interested in aging gracefully and naturally, including Bell’s Palsy patients and Breast Cancer patients and survivors.
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Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!