Our Doctors helped numerous patients who are concerned about decreasing or preventing unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. The use of muscle relaxing agents such as Botox and Dysport, have helped patients with their non-surgical cosmetic needs through simple in-office injections.
Botox and Dysport work by partially paralyzing the muscle into which it is injected. The vast majority of aesthetic facial use is for wrinkles and lines around the forehead and around the eye area. The muscular paralysis, while profound, is only temporary and must be repeated to create longer lasting effects. There appear to be no known negative effects to Botox or Dysport. Rarely, the patient may become resistant or develop decreased effectiveness to the drugs over time. In those cases, switching to another muscle relaxing agent may be advisable and more effective.
BENEFITS OF BOTOX
- The most popular cosmetic procedure in the world
- Reduces forehead wrinkles
- Reduces frown lines between brows
- Reduces crow’s feet lines
- Reduces lip lines
- Reduces turned-down corners of the mouth
- No downtime
- Minimal risk
ALTERNATIVES TO BOTOX
- Chemical Peels
- Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast
- Fat Transfer Micro-lipo-injection
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Lunchtime Laser Toning
- One-Pass CO2 Laser Resurfacing
- PhotoDynamic Therapy
- PhotoFacial Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
- Radiesse, Restylane and Perlane
- Retinoic Acid Creams
- UltraSoftForm Lip Implants
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX?
All skin types may undergo Botox® Cosmetic treatments. Patients who are pregnant or have neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis are advised not to undergo the therapy.
SAFETY & SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX?
With more than 2.0 million treatments performed last year and a superb safety track record, Botox® Cosmetic has rapidly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Side effects are rare and temporary. Although a bruise is possible, it is seen in less than 5% of our patients and it wanes away in a few days. The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally.
DOES BOTOX HURT?
The needle is so small that 95% of patients do not require any anesthetic cream. For the reduction of excessive sweating of the palms or soles, nerve blocks are usually performed.
None. You can return to work the same day and resume most of your regular activities.