Botox is a neurotoxin (muscle relaxant) manufactured by Allergan. Neurotoxins temporarily reduce muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles on your forehead, in between your eyebrows (Glabellar Lines), by your eyes (Crows Feet) and etc. Botox can prevent, lighten or alleviate fine lines and wrinkles. One’s skin will appear smooth and rejuvenated.
Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including eye twitches, migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the hands, arm pits and scalp, and urinary incontience. Botox must be used only under the care of a skilled medical professional. It’s important that injections be placed correctly, in order to avoid side effects.
Botox Cosmetic Details.
What is Botox?
Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA) is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to smooth out wrinkles by temporarily relaxing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How long is the procedure?
What can Botox Cosmetic© treat?
Botox Cosmetic© can be used on the forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines (lines in the nose), chin (for dimpling), skin bands on the neck, and around the mouth (for smoker’s lines and down-turned corners of the mouth). Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity often will not respond to Botox.
Common treatment areas include:
- Forehead lines angry lines (in between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
- Bunny lines (on the side of the nose)
- Chin (dimpling)
- Skin bands (on the neck)
- Smoker lines and down-turned corners of the mouth
How much is each unit?
How many units are used per treatment?
Treatment is tailored to each individual’s: desired goals (prevention vs. correction), how often they are treated (every 3-4 months vs. annually), how they are treated (full vs partial correction) and how deep the lines are.
What is the different between Botox and Fillers?
Neurotoxins relax the muscles that create wrinkles . Fillers are used for areas of volume/collagen loss, such as hollowing of the undereyes, sagging cheeks, thin lips. loss of defined jawline, laugh lines (Nasal Labial Folds).
What are the results of the treatment?
Botox injections work by slowing or stopping the activity between the nerves and the muscles they cause to contract. The onset of the chemical used varies from application to application and person to person. Below are before & after results from real patients:
See below for important product and safety information.
When will I see results?
Some clients may see subtle changes after 7-10 days; however, Botox peaks at 2 weeks. We welcome clients to come back for touch ups after 2 weeks.
How often should I get the procedure?
The results from Botox can last for up to six months to a year. It is recommended that you allow four months between treatments on average, to allow for the fullest development of the results. It will take time for your skin to develop new collagen and fill in the depressions caused by the muscles contracting. Once the muscles have fully relaxed, the depressions will smooth and soften on their own.
Depending upon your target goals, maintenance is recommended every 3-4 months for optimal results. Also treating on a regular basis may mean less units of Botox over time.
What do I get with the procedure?
Our trained medical professional will provide a consultation, address any questions/concerns and formulate a treatment plan based on your desired outcomes. Once you and your medical professional agree on the treatment, the injectable will be reconstituted and injected into the target areas.
What are the health risks and side effects?
Injections with Botox are safe, easy to administer, and generally well tolerated. Possible side effects may include: pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms, droopy eyelid or eyebrows, crooked smile or drooling, eye dryness or excessive tearing.
If the patient is allergic to albumin (a protein found in egg whites and milk), it is very important not to use this material because it is prepared with an albumin base. Xeomin is a botulism toxin that is protein and albumin free. Additionally, if the patient is pregnant, Botox is not recommended.
Do not receive Botox if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.