BOTOX® COSMETIC INJECTIONS
|BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. Derived from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, it has a number of therapeutic applications, but is best known for its ability to remove facial wrinkles.
Choosing to Get BOTOX Cosmetic: Who’s a Good Candidate?
Patients who receive BOTOX injections are typically between the ages of 18 to 65. People with facial infections, egg allergies, or botulinum hypersensitivity may need to consider other alternatives. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use BOTOX treatments.
BOTOX is best suited to addressing the following issues:
BOTOX is also useful in treating muscle spasms, excessive sweating, migraines, and upper motor neuron syndrome. Dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM are often combined with BOTOX to plump up deeper lines and wrinkles or restore lost facial volume.
Your BOTOX Treatment
BOTOX works by blocking impulses from certain facial nerves, so that other muscles are able to pull the skin tighter than before. Injecting BOTOX takes only about 15 minutes and requires no anaesthetic, so it’s a great alternative to surgery. You and your health care professional will discuss the goals of the treatment, and they will then identify the points of injection.
Results and Aftercare for BOTOX Cosmetic
You can return to your everyday routine immediately after the injection, although you should remain upright for 6 hours and abstain from alcohol. The effects of BOTOX are not immediate, as it takes a few days for results to appear. The effects of BOTOX are temporary, and usually last between 3-4 months, although some patients have reported longer times after repeated treatments.
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