BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A and is manufactured by Allergan, Inc. It is used to treat permanent furrows and wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles.
Applications For BOTOX Cosmetic
Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:
- Forehead furrows
- Wrinkles of the glabella (frown lines)
- Crow's feet in the corners of the eyes
- Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
BOTOX Cosmetic Procedure And Results
Consultations and the procedure usually take less than 30 minutes in the office and many people find that they can resume most regular activities or return to work after their treatment. Using a very fine needle, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last approximately 3 months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.
Side Effects Of BOTOX Cosmetic
Injection-site side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are usually mild and temporary, and include the following:
Normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections, however patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities (such as exercise, yoga, etc.) for the first 24 hours after treatment. If you are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, schedule your appointment today with Dr. Jarrell for your personalized Botox consultation. Call (208) 810-2245.