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Botox Injections

Botox Injections

BOTOX Cosmetic (Botulinum A Toxin) is an FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles. Safe and effective, BOTOX Cosmetic prevents wrinkles by preventing frowning and squinting through a mechanism of muscle inactivation. Supplemented by collagen injections, skin can be smoother than ever before on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes and on the neck.
When BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into a muscle, it blocks the release of the chemical that transmits nerve signals to help the muscle contract. The result is a localized muscle relaxation. Wrinkles then smooth out from disuse of the muscle.
The treatment weakens the muscles that produce the frown lines between the eyebrows on the bridge of the nose, called the glabella. It is used for the forehead wrinkles and also for the crow’s feet around the eyes. This is not permanent, however repeat follow-up injections maintain beautiful cosmetic results.
Through our practice, BOTOX injections for wrinkles are available as an in-office procedure that usually takes less than 10-15 minutes. The treatment involves tiny injections of small amounts into the muscles to weaken them. The weakness must be maintained by reinjection every 4 months for the first year or two. After that time the results may last as long as 5-6 months as the muscles temporarily relax from disuse. The needle for injection is so small that patients are amazed that the treatments are so easy. Patients should contract the muscles for an hour afterwards and avoid direct pressure on the site or heavy exercise for several hours after treatment.
BOTOX is best injected by a provider, who has expertise in the medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments of the skin. Dermatologists have done considerable research with the use of BOTOX since its beginnings in the early 1990s. And that means you get beautiful, safe results – from some of the country’s most respected BOTOX specialists. Our providers will evaluate your skin, and determine the role BOTOX should have in your treatment. Along with prescription medical creams and the other surgical options, BOTOX Cosmetic injections can provide beautifully effective and gratifying results in the treatment of aging skin.
Side effects are minimal, but seldom a temporary droopy eyelid can appear. This condition is treatable if it occurs. Bruising and local soreness or temporary headaches are rare complications. The amount of respiratory infections after BOTOX is the same as the general population. Patients who are pregnant, on Calcium Channel blockers, or with Myasthenia Gravis disease should not receive BOTOX. If you have a history of a “lazy eye,” you should tell your doctor.
Additional treatments for wrinkles are also available from our dermatologic providers. Simultaneous collagen or Restylane injections are available for wrinkles that are “etched” into the skin. Additionally laser surgery, can be used to treat wrinkles (from sun damage) that are not treatable by BOTOX.
BOTOX can also be used to decrease sweating on the palms, under the arms and at the hairline. The effectiveness of this treatment may last as long as 7-9 months.