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BOTOX COSMETIC® is manufactured and distributed by Allergan, Inc. We work with them to provide the highest quality and most innovative aesthetic treatments available.
What is the cause of wrinkles and facial expression lines?
As noted above, lines and wrinkles develop, at least in part, from the action of facial muscles under the skin. After years, furrows may remain along these facial expression lines even without any active facial muscle expression. The development of these lines is promoted by years of sun exposure. Botox® is capable of preventing the unwanted facial expression lines and improves or blends the wrinkles that were visible while the muscles were at rest.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® acts by immobilizing the muscle at treated sites. It does this by inhibiting contraction of the targeted muscles. Only those muscles producing these undesirable lines are treated.
What areas can you treat with Botox®?
Frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet lines and forehead wrinkles are effectively treated with the Botox®. The treatment takes a few minutes and the Botox® takes effect in three to four days. Patients return to work or other activities immediately after treatment.
Does the Botox® Injection hurt?
When Botox® is injected there is a minor sting for a few seconds. Once the Botox® injections are complete, there is usually no discomfort. Most patients report mild discomfort that subsides within a minute. Read more about how we can ease your fear of needles, in our new blog.
How long do the results of Botox® last? Botox® lasts for 3 to 6 months. When the effect of Botox® wears off or diminishes and the muscles that contribute to these facial expression lines again become active, treatment can again be administered.
How does the skin appear after Botox®?
Immediately after treatment there may be some redness and swelling at the treated sites. Occasionally, there can be mild bruising. If present, these changes resolve within a few hours to days. The skin feels normal and there is no unusual sensation.
When can I expect to see results after treatment?
Within 48 hours after treatment, reduction in the muscle activity can be noticed. About one week after treatment the maximal benefit is attained and continues for a few months.
Are there any limitations after treatment?
Yes. Refrain from touching the area of treatment for at least 1 hour. By pushing on the area that was treated you may cause a negative effect. Immediately after treatment you may resume all normal activities.
Is there any discomfort with treatment?
There is usually mild discomfort at the injection sites. This only lasts for a few seconds.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Rarely. If Botox® should affect an adjacent muscle, it too may have reduced activity. This has been reported in about one percent of those treated and if this does develop, the most common change is eyelid drooping. However, any such unwanted muscle relaxation would also be temporary. There are no reports of any injury to the eye when Botox® is administered to the muscles of the forehead.
Can Botox® cause botulism?
No. Extraordinarily small amounts of Botox® are administered. These quantities are insufficient to cause botulism or any related symptoms.
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*Results may vary from patient to patient