What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly purified protein that is injected into the muscles underneath the skin to relax the muscles that cause a variety of wrinkles. While this injectable can treat certain medical conditions like excessive sweating or migraines, its most commonly use is for cosmetic purposes. Many patients choose BOTOX® primarily to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck. In comparison to injectable fillers, this treatment is relatively painless, as the needle used is significantly finer.
Who is a good candidate for BOTOX®?
The best candidates for BOTOX® are men and women seeking an enhanced appearance with fewer wrinkles. In addition, it is important that those seeking treatment are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder. Future candidates should have realistic expectations regarding this procedure’s abilities and should discuss their desired goals with their doctor or a certified nurse injector beforehand.
What should I expect during a BOTOX® procedure?
BOTOX® injections are administered by a qualified physician or certified nurse injector using a very fine needle. The procedure only takes a few minutes and required no anesthetic. Best of all, you can resume day-to-day activities immediately afterwards. Wrinkles begin to fade within 5-7 days, with continued improvement over the next several weeks.
What are the possible side effects of BOTOX®?
Side effects of rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician or certified nurse injector.