What are Botox® Neurotoxin Injections?
Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, administered to over 7 million individuals in more than 98 countries. Our professional nurses can assist you with the benefits of Botox® to relax forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and lift fallen eyebrows among many other imperfections that Botox® is able to correct. Some of those imperfections can start as early as 30!
Botox® contains a neuromuscular blocking ability that once injected in a very specific point in the forehead, and other parts of your face can relax those tiny little muscles and by doing so, it will relax those muscles, in 3 to 14 days in the area injected, providing that once again desirable youthful look. As an added health benefit, Botox® can also stop the occurrence of migraine headaches, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis); Jaw tension, Muscle spasm or, flip your lips for a more sensual look.
Therefore, Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available for Men and Women. The treatment applications for Botox® are wide-ranging and our licensed nurse Laura offers patients BOTOX® injections typically to reduce the appearance of those facial wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes, and more.
Q: What is BOTOX®?
A: Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein, commonly called botulinum toxin type A. the effects of Botox® were first studied in the 1960s. In 1989, the FDA gave clearance for the botulinum type to treat muscle spasms. FDA clearance for cosmetic use was granted in 2002 and millions of patients have been treated since then.
Q: How much Botox® will I need?
A: The right amount of Botox® is not the same for everyone. The exact number of units for full treatment is customized for each individual person. A number of factors, including your gender, areas you would like to treat, the natural strength of your facial muscles, and other factors influence the amount of Botox® you will need.
Q: How long do Botox® results last?
A: Botox® will take effect approximately 3 to 14 days for the full result after the procedure and last anywhere, depending on the individual lifestyle from 3-6 months.
Q: When should I not get Botox®?
A: If you are under the age of 18. pregnant or nursing, have an infection in the planned injection area, allergic reaction or sensitivity to botulinum toxin, muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or you have volume loss or "sagging" as Botox® will not correct this.
Q; What should I expect after Botox®?
A: You can have some mild redness, bruising, swelling, and possibly a headache (with forehead injections) the night after. The injector nurse will review all of this with you during your consultation.