BOTOX - ADDITIONAL INFO
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified liquid which inactivates the muscles which cause undesirable facial expressions and wrinkles. It is a highly concentrated derivative of the bacterial substance which causes botulism, but the doses are so low and the sites of administration so specific that the effects are strictly isolated to the small muscles which are targeted for treatment. It has been used for years to treat patients with certain muscular disorders. More recently, BOTOX® has been getting attention as an anti-wrinkle treatment that is quick and convenient with minimal side effects.
Wrinkles are formed over time as the facial muscles contract to laugh, smile or frown. As these muscles contract, lines are worn into the skin, resulting in each individuals unique pattern of facial wrinkles. BOTOX® works by attaching to the nerve terminals and blocking the action of chemical neurotransmitters. This prevents the muscles from contracting, allowing the skin to relax reducing or even eliminating the overlying wrinkles.
BOTOX® has a long term safety record. Since the early '90's, BOTOX® has been used to help patients who suffer from blepharospasm, a muscular disorder that makes it difficult, if not impossible to normally open the eye.
BOTOX® use is not limited to the face. It can be used to correct many muscle spasms such as voice box spasms and neck spasms.
We use a micro needle to inject a small amount of BOTOX® into the tiny muscles in the area around the wrinkle(s). Pain is minimal and most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. Injections are normally given every four to six months since the effects of the treatment diminish over time. Usually, results are seen within the first few days following injection. The duration of benefit is often extended with each successive treatment, therefore the second treatment often lasts longer than the first, and so on.
Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
- Do not lie down, or lean your head over for 6 hours after your treatment.
- Do not drink alcohol, exercise, sweat, or get your heart rate up for 24 hours after your treatment.
- Do not fly within 24 hours of your treatment.
- Do not rub the treated area for 24 hours afterwards.