BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is made from a highly refined purified protein. There are no live bacteria in the BOTOX® injection. BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It works by blocking the nerve impulse that controls muscle movement, thereby restricting the ability to contract the facial muscles. BOTOX® does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness in the treated areas. BOTOX® is an excellent treatment for smoothing frown lines between the brows, forehead wrinkles, and wrinkles around the eyes (crowís feet). The treatment can last between 3-6 months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
It is a purified protein, administered in a simple, non-surgical procedure that can smooth anger and frown lines as well as other wrinkles on your face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s). Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
What is a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure like?
Itís a simple, 10-minute treatment that consists of a few tiny injections. The doctor decides exactly where to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic for the best results.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. Overall, the discomfort is minimal and temporary.
Is the procedure safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that is administered at very low doses. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are usually confined to the injected region. It does not travel throughout the body.
Will I need anesthesia?
No. But your doctor may choose to numb the area to be injected with a cold pack or anesthetic cream before the actual treatment.
Do I need to take time off from work to
Most patients go right back to work or continue their activities immediately after the procedure.
When will I start to see results?
Every person reacts at different rates to BOTOX®. You should begin to see a significant improvement within a few days. A few people may require 28 days to see maximum results.
How long will the effects last?
Every person is different. On average, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last up to 4 months.
Will I experience any side effects?
Itís unlikely that youíll develop any significant side effects, but you may notice slight bruising where BOTOX® Cosmetic was injected. This is only temporary and can be covered by makeup. The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea.
Will my facial expressions look
Although the results are dramatic, it will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic expensive?
Actually, itís quite affordable. In fact, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the least expensive facial aesthetic procedures, ranking 7th in the 9 most widely used procedures in the country.
How can I find out more about BOTOX®
You can visit the Web site at www.BotoxCosmetic.com
Schedule your complimentary consultation online or call 305-674-3447 to schedule an appointment.