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FDA Approved BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have become a popular non-surgical method of reversing visible signs of aging, providing a more youthful appearance.
After a quick office visit (injections can be administered in 5 to 15 minutes per area) we can eliminate or reduce facial wrinkles such as crows feet, frown or squinting lines. You will see results within just a few days and be able to return to most daily activities immediately following your appointment, no recovery time needed.
"Last year alone, more than 855,000 people received injections of botulinum toxin type A, as BOTOX® Cosmetic is formally known, to smooth out frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet and neck bands." - LA Times, April 16, 2002.
"U.S. BOTOX® COSMETIC treatments have increased 46% since 2000 and were rated #1 among the 8.5 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in 2001."
Very tiny, pinpoint BOTOX® Cosmetic injections target the source of lines and wrinkles by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine to relax overactive muscles. Once the muscles are at rest, the skin becomes smoother and looks more natural and relaxed causing the wrinkles to disappear. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections take 5 to 15 minutes per treatment area, providing dramatic results with minimal discomfort, no local anesthesia and no recovery time.
Within 3-5 days you will notice a dramatic difference in the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles around the treated area. Additional or repeat injections are typically necessary about every 4-6 months, although results may vary. Repeat treatments can lead to longer periods of time before recovery of muscle action occurs and repeat injections are necessary.
Originally, Ophthalmologists used BOTOX® Cosmetic to treat nervous twitching of the eyelid. In 1989, BOTOX® Cosmetic was FDA approved for the treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm eye disorders. In 2000, it was FDA approved for the treatment of a disorder that causes neck and shoulder spasms. Recently BOTOX® Cosmetic was FDA approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are few side effects from BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, although allergy to any medicine is possible. The doctor will discuss with you any side effects that may be caused in correlation with taking prescription medicine.
Women who are pregnant or nursing are not candidates for this procedure. Patients who are taking certain medications or have certain neuromuscular diseases are not candidates for this procedure. Please make sure to discuss with the doctor all of your medical conditions along with any medications that you are taking.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a temporary solution for treating dynamic wrinkles or lines, usually lasting between 4-6 months. BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot treat wrinkles from sun-damaged skin, since they are unrelated to facial muscle contractions. Together, you and the doctor will discuss the number and regularity of treatments that would be best for you and your desired results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.