What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A, nature’s most potent blocker of nerve impulses. BOTOX® is costly because it is tedious to manufacture and because no generic substitute is available. BOTOX® is a registered trademark of the Allergan Corporation.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic partially blocks the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. This causes the muscles that are related to expression to relax. After the solution takes effect, the overlying skin will be smooth and unwrinkled while your untreated facial muscles will still function and contract continuing to cause dynamic expressions.

What areas can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® injections are primarily used in the upper third of the face. Forehead lines between the eyebrows, and lines around The Eyes (“Crow’s feet”) respond favorably to BOTOX®. Frown lines (below the mouth) and chin creases may also be improved with a BOTOX® injection, but response here varies among individuals.

What is a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment like?

BOTOX® is a simple and safe non-surgical procedure. Dr. Slupchynskyj uses a tiny needle to cause minimal sensation and discomfort and to also allow greater precision in delivery of BOTOX® to the specified facial area. Most patients remark that there is minimal discomfort comparing the sensation to a bug bite. No sedation or anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.

BOTOX® generally takes 24-72 hours to take effect reflecting the time necessary to disrupt the synaptosmic process.

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?

BOTOX® injections are temporary. On average the effect last 3-6 months. The length of time varies among each individual. BOTOX® injections can be repeated and early clinical studies have indicated that the duration of treatment benefits are increased over time so that you could require BOTOX® treatments less frequently in the future.

Are there any side effects with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Temporary bruising of the injection site is the most common side effect. This is indicative of each patient and their normal response to any tissue change. In some cases, BOTOX® can migrate to the wrong muscle causing drooping of the eyelid or unevenness of the brows. With skilled technique and knowledge of the the face and underlying muscles the chances of this are reduced to about 1%. Because the effects of BOTOX® are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary. More serious complications include, but are not limited to, bruising, swelling and infection.

BOTOX® Patient Before and After Photos

BOTOX® Patient 1:

This patient had BOTOX® injections into various area of her brow to relax the muscle movement and decrease wrinkle formation.

BOTOX® Patient 2:

This patient had BOTOX® injections into various area of her brow to relax the muscle movement and decrease wrinkle formation.

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