Botox® COSMETIC Botox®
Cosmetic provides a quick and effective remedy for the facial lines and wrinkles that age, stress, worry, and environmental factors can produce. Botox®
injections smooth frown lines on the forehead, between the corner of the eyes, and at the base of the nose.
Botox® Cosmetic is an injectable agent used to temporarily diminish or eliminate lines and wrinkles on the face by relaxing underlying facial muscles. It is derived from botulinum toxin type A, a bacterium-produced neuromuscular toxin that can be dangerous in a pure state. Botox® Cosmetic contains a highly diluted form of the toxin and has been proven safe. For this reason, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox® botulinum toxin treatment for alleviating eye-muscle disorders and smoothing frown lines.
Botox® Cosmetic Candidates
Cosmetic candidates skin treatment are those who wish to see an improvement in their facial lines and wrinkles, but either do not wish to commit to a facial surgery, or simply cannot tolerate surgery. There are some minimal side effects that have been noted with Botox®
treatment, but these usually go away very quickly. Pregnant women are advised to avoid treatment, as the effect on the fetus is not yet known, and patients with certain neurological disorders are not considered good candidates.
Risks and Benefits of Botox® Cosmetic
The main potential benefit of Botox®
injectable skin treatments is the chance to take years off of your facial appearance by eliminating frown lines, crow's feet, and other minor facial wrinkles. There have been very few potential risks of Botox®
that have come to light thus far, though pregnant women, patients suffering from neurological disorders, and people taking certain medications and antibiotics are not considered good candidates for the procedure.
What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea.
Preparing for Botox® Treatment
There is little involved in preparing for a Botox®
treatment, other than being upfront and honest with your physician when you initially discuss the treatment. Sometimes referred to as a "lunchtime procedure" because of the short amount of time needed for the injections, Botox®
Cosmetic treatments require very little preparation or recovery time.
What to Expect During Botox® Treatment
After your physician discusses with you which of your facial muscles will need injection, Botox®
Cosmetic treatment will consist of your physician injecting very small amounts into the areas to be treated. Botox®
injectable skin treatments are very quick.
Recovery and Results
Recovery following Botox®
treatment is usually very brief, and you will be able to resume most normal activities immediately. It is recommended that you do not lie down for several hours after the procedure, and that you refrain from massaging the treated area or participating in particularly strenuous activities for 24 hours. The Botox®
Cosmetic results usually last between 3-4 months, though results will vary based on the patient and the area injected.
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