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BOTOX® is a purified protein that works by blocking chemicals that normally signal muscle groups to contract, allowing them to relax.
BOTOX® effectively reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. FDA approved for the wrinkles between the brows, it is also widely used to smooth away lines in the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet). By preventing the muscles from contracting, wrinkles in the injected area may be prevented and existing wrinkles diminished. Untreated facial muscles continue to contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expressions. BOTOX® can also lift the eyebrow to keep you from looking sad or tired and is effective at reducing excessive sweating.
Whether you are trying to get rid of wrinkles or just want to prevent them, BOTOX® can benefit you at any age. Women are not the only candidates for BOTOX®! Men are enjoying the same benefits.
Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders should not receive BOTOX®. If you have a history of Lambert-Easton Syndrome, ALS, Myasthenia gravis, Bell’s Palsy, Polio infection, or are currently taking Aminoglycoside therapy, inform your practitioner.
For over 10 years BOTOX® injections have been used safely and effectively to treat neurological and ophthalmological disorders. Thousands of people each year receive BOTOX® treatments for a variety of conditions and is quickly becoming a popular treatment for removing visible signs of aging.
The effect of BOTOX® is temporary and lasts from approximately one to six months, depending on the individual patient and indication. On average, people will need a treatment 3 to 4 times a year.
BOTOX® injections are simple and safe. Using a very small micro-needle, small amounts of BOTOX® are injected precisely into several locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only small amounts are injected at a time, the pain is minimal. No anesthetic is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately.
BOTOX® has very few side effects. However, there are some possible complications including a droopy eyelid if injected too close to the eyebrow. Other rare side effects are bruising, headache, and nausea.