This popular cosmetic procedure is a great solution for both males and females that want to freshen their look with visible results, minimizing fine lines and smoothing wrinkles in as little as a few days!
Botox is the botulinum toxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine causing a flaccid paralysis in and around the facial muscles that are injected. Botox treatment is used to treat a variety of muscular related medical conditions as well as cosmetically, to temporarily soften or completely eliminate facial wrinkles, frown lines, crows feet.
You will start noticing decreased movement in your forehead and brow in 7 to 10 days and the full effect in 2 weeks. You will receive a follow up call from our office at 2 weeks to check on you and your results. The average person requires about 40 units of Botox to treat the forehead, glabella and crow’s feet.
Avoid common medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Excedrin, Ibuprofen, St Johns Wort, Omega Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, Ginko Biloboa, and Ginseng for at least 7 days prior to your treatment to reduce the chance of bleeding and bruising.
The side effects associated with this FDA approved cosmetic procedure may include pain, swelling and/or bruising at the injection site, and in some instances you may have a headache for a day or two. Less common complications include a droopy eyelid (ptosis), crooked smile or drooling, dry eyes or teary eyes.
Contraindications include pregnancy, breast feeding, neurological/neuromuscular disease or a known allergy to Botox.