BOTOX from Valley Hand & Plastic Surgery

By: Valley Hand & Plastic Surgery  06/20/2014
Keywords: Botox, Cosmetic Surgeon, Face Lift

BOTOX, Botulinum Toxin A, is a purified protein made from botulism bacteria that prevents the release of the chemical transmitters that activate muscles. BOTOX injections are used to reduce creases in the forehead, frown lines, and wrinkles. This treatment decreases the ability to squint and frown, which in turn prevents the appearance of wrinkles. BOTOX injections are generally more effective around the eyes and forehead, but other areas can be treated. Learn More About Reasons To Consider You have visible frown lines or wrinkles on your face. The skin into which the BOTOX will be injected is first cleaned with a topical anesthetic. A very thin needle is then used to inject the BOTOX into the wrinkle or crease being treated. Injections done on forehead creases are usually done 10-16 times to weaken, rather than paralyze, the forehead muscles. RECOVERING FROM THIS SURGERY There is a slight amount of discomfort with the injections, somewhat similar to an insect bite -- but there is no pain afterwards. The injection can also occasionally cause a brief headache. After the BOTOX treatments, the effects will become visible within 4-5 days. BOTOX treatments lasts 4-6 months, and can be repeated when necessary.

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