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  • What is Botox?

    The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox®, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox® is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.

  • Results of Botox Injection

    Initially, BOTOX® or Botulinum toxins have been utilized to treat neck spasms, eye spasms and cranial nerve disorders. With the approval of the FDA, BOTOX® is now widely used for cosmetic purposes in the glabellar region (a smooth prominence on the frontal bone above the root of the nose) to smoothen and even out wrinkles.

    Sun exposure and expression lines are just some of the factors that contribute to having fine lines and wrinkles. Through BOTOX®, expression lines such as forehead lines and frown lines are softened and most of the time erased with treatment. Patients who undergo this procedure will get a look that is wide eyed, less angry, and well-rested.

  • Candidates for Botox

    The best candidates for this procedure are adults up to 65 years of age.

  • The Botox Procedure

    This procedure only takes a few minutes and anesthesia is not necessary. As the BOTOX® is injected into the facial muscles; it blocks the nerve impulses that cause temporary paralysis of the muscles, hence smoothing out wrinkles. At present, BOTOX ® is the only type of botulinum toxin that is approved by the FDA to be used for cosmetic purposes in the area of the glabella region.

  • Risk

    Temporary bruising at the injection site is one of the most common side effects of BOTOX® treatment. However, this is usually gone within a couple of days. In exceptional cases, drooping of the eyelid can happen when BOTOX® is injected too close to the eyelid muscles but the effects are only temporary. The other side effects of BOTOX® injection are temporary swelling, some discomfort, or bruising in the area treated. There may also be difficulty in swallowing or dysphagia, upper respiratory infection, i.e. cold or flu, neck pain and headache.

  • Recovery

    BOTOX® injection is almost painless although it may take a few days before it actually takes effect. usually, the results of each BOTOX® injection would last up to about 3 months. Succeeding treatments are necessary for maintenance.

FAQs

    How does BOTOX® reduce the signs of aging?

    BOTOX® has been utilized for over 10 years in the treatment of ophthalmological disorders. Now, it is being widely used and the most chosen non-surgical procedure in reversing the signs of aging. BOTOX®, a purified form of botulinum toxin is injected in very small amounts into the muscle being treated. This causes the muscles to relax, hence, diminishing or even eliminating fine lines or furrows.


    Am I Eligible to Receive Botox Injection?

    Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait to have the procedure done, since the side effects associated with pregnancy are unknown at this time. Medication such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and aspirin, will increase bruising. Younger people who have wrinkles but do not want to have a facelift are good candidates. As with all medical procedures, a consultation with a local cosmetic surgeon will help you find out if you are a candidate.


    Is BOTOX® treatment safe?

    BOTOX® treatment is safe. BOTOX® has been widely used for over 10 years now in the treatment of ophthalmological and neurological disorders.


    What are the most common areas treated with BOTOX®?

    The most common areas treated with BOTOX® are around the eye area, commonly known as crow’s feet, and on the forehead area where frown lines appear. BOTOX® is used in these areas in order to reduce or diminish fine lines and furrows that are visible. BOTOX® may also be used in the treatment of prominent neck bands or cords. Even though BOTOX® is used mostly on the upper face area, great results have also been achieved after treatment of the upper lips, marionette lines (deep lines that form below the corners of your mouth and run down onto the chin), and rippling of the chin. BOTOX® injections are also widely used and effective in the treatment of excess sweating of the palms, soles and armpits.


    What are the causes of frown lines and crow’s feet?

    Frown lines and crow’s feet are what doctors call “dynamic wrinkles”. They are known as such due to the repetitive movement of an underlying muscle. As you age, your skin becomes less taut and repetitive movements such as squinting or frowning leads to the skin being wrinkled and having creases.


    How soon after the treatment will I see results?

    Effects can be seen as soon as three to five days after undergoing the treatment.


    How long does BOTOX® correction last?

    Usually, BOTOX® correction may last up to about four months. Results may even last longer after repeated injections.


    Is it okay to combine BOTOX® with other facial rejuvenation procedures?

    Yes, in fact, BOTOX® is a suitable adjunctive treatment to facial rejuvenation procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, cosmetic fillers, ThermaLift non-surgical facelift and laser skin rejuvenation


    Can I have repeat treatments?

    Yes. Many patients choose to repeat their Botox® treatments as soon as they feel the effects diminishing, but before the wrinkling returns. In some cases, patients have found that their lines are permanently diminished following multiple Botox® treatments.