BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic represents a non-surgical approach to wrinkles and is FDA approved. This procedure results in the weakening of muscles and is not permanent; it typically resolves after a few months. The repetitive use of BOTOX® Cosmetic three or four times a year can result in very long-term reduction of wrinkles. Examples of wrinkles particularly responsive are the glabella (between the eyes), forehead lines, and wrinkles on the lateral portions of the eyelids (crows feet). The procedure is typically performed with minimal amounts of pain after the application of topical analgesics. The results, however, take two to four days to become apparent.

Additionally, BOTOX® Cosmetic can significantly reduce, if not eliminate, underarm sweating. The first long term study shows that Botox® injections can safely reduce underarm sweat for six to nine months.

One week prior to treatment, patients will want to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, Vitamin E and St. John’s Wort. This will help minimize any bruising or bleeding. The most common side effects are temporary swelling and redness and these will usually subside within 2-3 days.

For additional information, please call our office and ask to speak to one of our Medical Aestheticians.

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