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What is Botox?
– Botox is a neurotoxin known as Botulinum. Cosmetic and medical uses of Botox are safe because the procedure entails small, regulated doses of the toxin.
What is it used for?
– Cosmetic purposes:
- To treat wrinkles such as forehead lines, Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines. However, wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity do not respond to Botox.
– Medical purposes:
- To treat certain eye disorders, such as crossed eyes and uncontrolled blinking.
- To treat muscle stiffness, spasms, or movement disorders, such as cervical dystonia and torticollis.
- To reduce migraine headaches.
- To treat hyperhidrosis and sialorrhea.
What does it do to your body?
– Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles.
– For cosmetic results:
- the injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.
– For medical treatments:
- it relaxes muscles and resolves twitching, uncontrollable movements, and pain.
How long does it take to inject?
– Although relief may take three to seven days to go into effect, the treatment itself only takes a few minutes and it doesn’t require anesthesia. The physician injects Botox with a fine needle into the target muscles as to minimize discomfort and optimize results.
Is it safe for long-term use?
– Yes. Only 36 cases of adverse effects were reported to the FDA from 1989 to 2003.
– Treatments provide relief for up to four months.
What are the common side effects of Botox?
– Common side effects may include:
- Muscle weakness near injection site.
- Trouble swallowing for several months after treatment.
- Muscle stiffness.
- Neck pain.
- Pain in arms or legs.
- Blurred vision.
- Puffy eyelids.
- Dry eyes.
- Drooping eyebrows.
- Dry mouth.
What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
– Avoid alcohol at least one week prior to treatment.