What is Botox ®?
BOTOX is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Very low doses of BOTOX are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines to form. BOTOX works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. The effects of BOTOX are usually confined to the injected region; it does not travel throughout the body. Most importantly, BOTOX has been widely tested and now it's approved by the FDA.
How will Botox help improve my appearance?
Botox is a simple, nonsurgical procedure that can dramatically reduce even your toughest frown lines within days. The simple 10-minute treatments relax the muscles that cause expression lines to form and keeps them relaxed for up to 4 months.
The results are dramatic and apparent within days. In clinical trials, nearly 90 percent of the men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their brow lines as moderate to better. For many, BOTOX virtually "erases" these lines.
Side effects of Botox Surgery
Some people have reported little headaches after treatments. A small bruise at the site of injection is the most common side effect. When BOTOX is injected into the forehead, it can result in brow-muscle weakening causing a temporary lopsided appearance. This is extremely rare and usually goes away by itself.
What do the Botox treatments feel like?
Unlike surgery, BOTOX is fast, simple, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery!
Treatments generally consist of a few tiny injections, and although no anesthesia is required, your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
Discomfort is minimal and brief - most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. It is unlikely you will develop significant side effects, although some people may develop slight temporary bruising at the injection site, which can easily be covered by makeup. You may resume normal activity immediately.