Bella Cosmetic Surgery
120 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Botox For Cancer Patients
How you feel about how you look plays a significant role in your overall sense of well-being. A positive self-image boosts confidence and promotes success in careers and relationships. In contrast, a negative self-image lowers your confidence in yourself and your abilities, which can certainly hinder work performance and the development of healthy interpersonal relationships. More importantly, clinical studies have shown there is a correlation between your psychological well-being and immune system function, which helps to promote healing.
Nothing can be more challenging than coping with cancer and the side effects of its treatments. I am always inspired by the courage and strength of cancer patients. They show us how to face adversity in the most dignified manner and remind us all of how precious life is and what is truly important. Assisting cancer patients while they are going through treatments and celebrating their triumphant recoveries is truly one of the most rewarding experiences. Once they realize that they dont have to relinquish their self-esteem to the disease, it lifts their spirits and gives them a boost when they need it most.
Non-invasive procedures such as Botox cosmetic are generally acceptable for patients in all stages of health. However, it is always important for your plastic surgeon to consult with your primary care physician and oncologist. Much has been written about Botox cosmetic so you probably have a general understanding of the procedure. What you may not be aware of, however, is the anatomy behind a wrinkle and the differences between how Botox cosmetic is used.
Anatomy of Wrinkles
The lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality, you wear them on your face. If you are angry or annoyed you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, causing a pleating of the overlying skin resulting in a frown. After years of crinkling and wrinkling, these lines start to linger longer and become more pronounced.
Fortunately, Botox cosmetic can temporarily reduce moderate to severe wrinkles. However, how it is applied and where it is applied makes a world of difference the difference between looking natural and balanced or artificial and disproportioned. For example, only addressing wrinkles on your forehead can make other wrinkles or skin imperfections stand out even more. So, with the best of intentions, you may actually feel worse about yourself than before you started. This is where the experience and expertise of a plastic surgeon makes a dramatic difference.
Restoring balance and proportion to your face is as much a science as it is an art. Plastic surgeons have in-depth training in “body” mathematics precise calculations that take into consideration proper ratios and angles for a well proportioned face. Combine this with the skill and artistry of years of experience and you will receive the maximum benefit of Botox cosmetic with treatments individually designed for your own unique anatomy and personal desires.