Botox® has quickly become a household term in today’s society , and certainly with good reason the wonder drug-most commonly known for treating facial wrinkles is now on high demand . Botox treatments have exploded ever since gaining FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002 . Prior to its cosmetic approval Botox® was used in the therapeutic treatment of many medical conditions for over 20 years . Now Botox® is used to target the muscles under the skin that cause frown lines to form over time . Using a tiny needle small amounts of the solution are deposited in to the muscle allowing them to relax . Once the muscles relax the skin can relax and subsequently smooth out. Botox® is quick , effective and carries little risk. following treatment results can be noticed almost instantly with out that “wind tunnel” appearance associated with other age defying tactics in use today . Working mothers have perhaps been the most common customers for this treatment however Botox® is approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines in men and women ages 18-65 and in recent days has been the cosmetic treatment option of men and women from all walks of life thanks to its non invasive nature with no recovery time patients may return to all normal activities immediately following the procedure. Allowing anyone thinking of boosting or regaining a more youthful appearance to enjoy the benefits or Botox®.
Facts and frequently asked questions
WHAT IS a BOTOX® injection?
The injection of botulinum toxin diluted to cosmetic form into facial muscles in order to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Men and women of all ethnic backgrounds ages 18-65 interested in temporarily reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
WHO PERFORMS THE INJECTIONS?
Any doctor may perform Botox® injections but they are more commonly performed by surgeons
IS BOTOX® PAINFULL?
The procedure is typically painless however some patients my experience a temporary yet tolerable
HOW LONG DOES A PROCUDURE TAKE?
The duration of the treatment depends on the amount of areas being treated the average session takes 15 minuets.
WHAT IS THE RECOVORY LIKE AFTER BOTOX®?
There is generally no down time patients may resume all normal activity immediately following the injections.
ARE THRERE ANY RESTRICTIONS BEFORE OR AFTER THE INJECTIONS?
The injection site will be cleaned prior to injecting Botox®. Makeup and or moisturizers can be reapplied 1 hr after there are otherwise no restrictions.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OR COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BOTOX®?
Some patients may experience temporary burning ,swelling, numbness or bruising during or immediately following the injections.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
You can begin to see results within minuets of completing the injections. Full results can be expected within 3-5 days following the injections.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Results typically last 3-4 months though some patients experience results lasting up to 6 months.
HOW MUCH DOES BOTOX® COST?
The price of Botox® is dependant on the amount of solution needed to successfully treat the desired areas and there for varies from patient to patient and even treatment to treatment in some cases.