How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX is injected directly into the muscles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, or in other areas to block muscle contraction. Reduced muscular activity results in significant decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
How long does BOTOX last?
The administration of BOTOX takes only a few minutes but the effects can last up to four months.
Is BOTOX dangerous?
The biggest risk factor is the competency of the Injector. Properly placement of BOTOX is not intuitive and requires experience and finesse. Everyone’s face is different and to a novice injector it isn’t always obvious where the BOTOX should be injected. There are many subtleties involved to deliver a natural, even result.
Are there any side effects from BOTOX injections?
Side effects recorded with the use of BOTOX include the usual discomfort at the injection site, headaches, neck pain, tiredness, and dry mouth in some cases. Patients are advised to avoid applying any unnecessary pressure on the treatment areas. This will help to avoid other adverse effects including swelling or drooping eyelids, dry eyes, blurred vision, double vision, or decreased eyesight. If symptoms of an allergic reaction such as itching, redness, dizziness, or difficulty in breathing are experienced, the patient must seek medical attention right away.
Are there any any other benefits to BOTOX injections?
BOTOX has been demonstrated to alleviate Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), TMJ (jaw pain) and migraine headaches.