Botox Injection

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Botox: (botulinum toxin) injection is an extremely popular anti aging cosmetic procedure.

It is a non-surgical face lift technique to reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet, neck bands and other wrinkles.

It has fast results, is non-invasive and does not leave scars; however, it does wear off and must be re-injected.

The FDA recommends Botox not be re-injected more frequently than every three months

Botox has also recently been shown to prevent frequent migraines, sweating and muscle spasms.

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Botox is taken from a toxin that causes food poisoning. This sterilized, injectable form of the toxin does on a small scale what the unsterilized toxin did on large scale: it paralyzes muscles just under the skin preventing them from contracting. The skin lying on top of these paralyzed muscles then smoothes out and usually within a week the wrinkles that were there are gone.

For the best safety, a patient should neither sleep nor consume alcohol for several hours prior to treatment and the injections should be done by a qualified, board certified doctor under sterile conditions with sterile equipment as well as with precautionary equipment on hand just in case there is an emergency.

Preparation for Botox Injection:

Stop supplements or pills such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Vioxx, vitamin E, quinine or fish oil two weeks before the procedure can affect bleeding or bruising.
Dr. Fredric Barr, a West Palm Beach plastic surgeon, president of the Palm Beach County Plastic Surgery Society, says people undergoing Botox should prepare the same way they would for surgery.

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Botox Parties

A rising trend in cosmetic procedures is Botox Parties, however many doctors have concerns about safety in social settings.

  • If something goes wrong,
    it is better to be in a medical facility.
  • People who cater to Botox parties may not be the best doctors.

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  • People choose to have Botox injections in parties for several reasons.
  • First, they can get discounts for doing things in increasing volume.
  • Second, it can be nerve-wrecking to have Botox injections for the first time and if a patient is surrounded by friends in a light and easy setting, it can alleviate some of the stress. Furthermore, it takes away the stigma of having cosmetic procedures done.
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Botox treatment takes around 15 minutes for each area

Botox relieves excess sweating which causes both physical and social discomfort. Local injection of botox into the area , safely and reversibly stuns overactive sweat glands for up to 6 months. Now approved by the FDA, this treatment is often covered by healthcare insurance companies.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in the brows.

BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation.

Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop and nausea.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by physicians and is available only by prescription.

Over a million people have been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic since the FDA's original approval in 2002.

Botox Alternatives

Collagen ,Threadlift, Chemical Peel, Cosmetic Surgery, Silskin. See Skin Care Alternatives to Surgery

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