Botox injections are a diluted form of botulism which is injected into facial muscles to paralyze or weaken the muscles that form wrinkles. The effect can last up to 4 months. The most commonly treated areas include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, wrinkles near the eyelids, and “smokers lines” on the lips.
Botox is very useful in diminishing perspiration (excessive sweating). The most commonly treated areas are the armpits and the hands. Additionally, Botox is used to treat various medical conditions, including:
• Achalasia: an esophageal disorder characterized by difficulty swallowing
• Blepharospasm: involuntary blinking
• Cervical Dystonia: a neurological disorder that causes the muscles around the neck and shoulder to contract uncontrollably
• Strabismus: crossed eyes
Studies of the use of Botox in treating other ailments such as migraines and prostate problems are ongoing
The area to be injected is often numbed with ice or a numbing cream. The smallest needle available is used, so the pain is minimal and not long lasting. Some people experience no pain whatsoever.
• Do not use Botox if you are breastfeeding
• Do not use Botox if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
• If you have a neurological or muscular disorder, tell your doctor during your consultation session
• If you have any allergies, tell your doctor during your consultation session
Sometime over the next few months we expect to test a cream which claims results similar to Botox. Stay tuned.
BOTOX targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
BOTOX is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment.
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies.
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist who is administering your treatment. BOTOX is a technique-sensitive treatment , look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX . Be wary of discount products or cheap BOTOX . It is more important to find an experienced specialist who will