BOTOX® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments and procedures in the United States. Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Manufactured by Allergan Inc. Botox is used to treat permanent lines and deep wrinkles in the skin formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines. Available at our Paramus, NJ and White Plains, NY office, Botox can help patients who want to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
Applications For BOTOX® Cosmetic
Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Skin bands on the neck
How Does Botox cosmetic Work?
As your body ages, many factors can result in wrinkles. As we grow older our body our bodies experience cellular change, collagen production decreases. We experience damage from the sun and the environment.
Botox Cosmetic, works underneath the skin and targets the activity of muscles Specifically applied to the correct muscles that cause crow’s feet and frown lines.
why BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an improved treatment. BOTOX® temporarily enhances the moderate to severe frown lines between the eye brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
One of the top studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for use in the United States and 77 other Countries. Aesthetic Specialists know and trust the safety of Botox Cosmetic. Allergan has sponsored clinical trials and has 417 peer reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
What is BOTOX ® Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. The potency, dose and formulation vary among other brands of botulinum toxins. This means no two products can replace one another. No study has ever been able to prove other formulas are equivalent to Botox® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure And Results
Using a very fine needle, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing wrinkles and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. Most Patients report a slight pinch during the procedure.
Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to four months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.
Side Effects Of BOTOX® Cosmetic
Injection-site side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are usually mild and temporary, and include the following:
Normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections.