Laser Removal Center Services - Botox
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. For over a decade ophthalmologists have applied BOTOX for it’s original intention, the treatment of blepharospasm. Physicians have utilized BOTOX for years as a cosmetic treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging.
Q; How does BOTOX work?
A: The contractions and movements of the facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. BOTOX simply prevents the muscle from allowing responses to these messages. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin remains unwrinkled and smooth.
Q: What is treatment like?
A: With a very fine needle, BOTOX is injected into the specific muscle that is contracting and causing the lines and wrinkles on the face. Treatment is effective, safe, and takes approximately 10 minutes. The pain is a minimal “pin prick” and no anesthetic is required. Immediately following treatment, you may resume regular activities!
Q: Are there any possible side effects?
A: Side effects of BOTOX, if any, are usually mild and temporary. Botulinum toxins contain proteins, which in some circumstances may be naturally safeguarded against by the body’s ability to produce antibodies. If antibodies are formed, the therapy will generate a lesser response. Temporary bruising is something experienced, though this symptom resolves itself within 2 to 3 days. In rare cases, there can be a slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression. If this should happen, return to your physician.
Q: What type of results will I see?
A: Typically, the effect of BOTOX is visible within 3 days. Maximum benefits are reached between 10 to 14 days. Once the muscle becomes dormant and the skin softens, you will have a more relaxed and youthful appearance. BOTOX treatments are not a subsitute for the results achieved with a facelift. The optimum appearance may be achieved with the BOTOX therapy in conjunction with a facelift, laser resurfacing, and skin rejuvenation.
Q: How long does BOTOX treatment last?
A: The effects usually last 3 to 4 months, and fade away gradually. Following several treatments, the results may last 4 to 8 months or longer. BOTOX offers extended relief over the course of long-term treatment.