Botox® prevents and reduces signs of wrinkles, which form with facial expressions over time. Recommended especially for frown lines (between the eyebrows), crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. It is also very effective for lifting and sculpting the eyebrows, treating vertical neck bands, correcting “sad mouth” (down-turning of the corners of the mouth), and improving lines around the lips and chin. It can be used for medicial conidtions like migrane headaches, tooth grinding, and excessive sweating (e.g. of the armpits). For maximum benefit injections can be repeated every three to six months.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: How does Botox® Work?
A: Botox® works to minimize the action of muscles beneath the skin that cause expressive facial lines and wrinkles to form.
Q: Is It Safe?
A: Yes. Millions of Botox® injections have been done for cosmetic indications over the last decade. Because it is highly purified and injected in small quantities, toxic or allergic reactions to Botox® Cosmetic are virtually unheard of.
Q: Who should Administer Botox®?
A: Although Botox® is extremely safe, it is a powerful medication and adverse reactions are possible if treatment is administered by unqualified practitioners. Botox® treatments should only be performed in a medical doctor’s office by an experienced physician.
Q: How Long Does the Effect Last?
A: The usual length of improvement is from 3 to 4 months. With repeated treatment, this duration can be extended further.
Q: What Are the Possible Side Effects?
A: The most frequent side effect is a temporary headache but, conversely, Botox® can sometimes decrease chronic headaches. Occasionally, there can be temporary drooping of an eyelid or lowering of the eyebrows.