No one's skin escapes the effects of aging. The years are bestowing fine lines on
your face, and you may have begun to wonder what BOTOX ® Cosmetic is like. The BOTOX
® Cosmetic treatment for the relief of frown lines and crow's feet has become extremely
popular since its approval in 2002 by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Because BOTOX ® is a medical, albeit non-surgical, treatment, you should weigh its
benefits and possible problems before rushing out to get a treatment.
explain BOTOX ®, it is a protein derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.
Very small amounts of this protein are injected into the muscle tissue beneath the
skin on your forehead, between your brows, and near your eyes. BOTOX ® paralyzes
these small facial muscles and causes the fine wrinkles to diminish within a couple
days. The effect is temporary and lasts for approximately four months.
appropriately and under the correct medical supervision, the risks of using BOTOX
® are minimal. The problems generally go away after a few days.
by people receiving a BOTOX ® treatment include:
The side effects listed
above are short term. Other problems at the site of injection can occur in some people.
These injection site difficulties include:
Pain (often treated with a topical anesthetic) Redness
and swelling Bruising Bleeding Numbness Muscle weakness
The chance of these uncomfortable
problems can be reduced by making sure you do not rub the injection sites and by
having a skilled medical professional administer the treatment. It is important to
note that if you have allergies to egg products, then you may react negatively to
a BOTOX ® treatment. Discussing your medical background and health with a physician
is the best way to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for BOTOX ®.
benefits of BOTOX ® are why it is so popular and you have probably heard about it.
The treatment has proven to be very effective for most people, who enjoy the reduction
of fine lines between their brows and on their foreheads. Although the treatment
only remains effective for about four months, you can repeat treatment when necessary.
Benefits of BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatments:
Fast application – A treatment typically
only takes 10 or 15 minutes. Affordable, especially when compared to facelift surgery. Non-surgical.
The treatment only consists of small injections. No down time from work or play.
development of BOTOX ® for the temporary reduction of frown lines and crow's feet
has allowed many people to revisit the faces of their youth. Whether an indulgence
for a special occasion or part of an ongoing beauty regimen, as a California plastic
surgeon I found that BOTOX ® is an attractive option for many people.
Lloyd Krieger is a California plastic surgeon that offers physician-administered
BOTOX in Beverly Hills