Botox is a great solution for dramatically reducing unwanted lines and wrinkles.
Botox is a purified natural protein toxin. When small doses are injected directly into the muscles, impulses from the nerves to the injected muscle are minimized, causing the wrinkles to be blocked – allowing them to relax. This relaxing of the muscle allows the skin to smooth out persistent lines which have developed over time.
Botox has been used safely and successfully for many years. The most common areas of use of Botox are the frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet. On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well. This procedure is minimally invasive and offers a fast, simple solution for reducing the lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel.
Results of treatment begin to appear in about three to four days. The effect will last three to four months, after which the treated muscles will gradually regain their action. When the lines begin to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified natural protein toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, and is the registered trademark of Allergen Inc.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS MAY BE EXPERIENCED?
As with any injection, there can be temporary swelling, redness, bruising, headache or local discomfort. Rarely, clients have been reported to develop a slight lowering of the eyelid or slight lowering of the forehead. This is temporary and resolves in a few weeks. Some clients may have an uneven or incomplete response to the treatment. Botox does not reduce the action of the muscles of facial expression distant from the site of treatment. Clients with neuro-muscular disorder should inform their doctor before therapy. Botox treatment should not be administered to women who are pregnant.