Learn About BOTOX® Treatment
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine. Botox or Botulinum toxin is a natural highly refined purified protein derived from neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium. There is absolutely no live bacteria in Botulinum toxin. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, a skin tightening treatment, is a simple minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure used to elevate facial areas and to temporarily relax hyper-dynamic muscles, reduce hyperactive lines, smooth frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. Only BOTOX® is FDA approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and forehead lines look better in adults.
- Softens dynamic wrinkles by relaxing overactive facial muscle
- Effective between eyebrows, at the edges of the eyes, on the nose, lips and forehead
- Smoothes worry lines, lipstick lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and bunny lines
- Improves both vertical neck wrinkles and horizontal neck bands (turkey neck)
- BOTOX® “Brow Lift” can give the eyes a wider, more open appearance
- BOTOX® for excessive underarm sweating
- BOTOX® Treatment for Jaw Tension and TMJ
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Who should not take BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Do not take BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic if you:
• are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
• had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® , Dysport ® , or Xeomin®
• have a skin infection at the planned injection site
• are being treated for urinary incontinence and have a urinary tract infection (UTI)
• are being treated for urinary incontinence and find that you cannot empty your bladder on your own (only applies to people who are not routinely catheterizing)
Duration Of Effects And BOTOX® Treatment Intervals
In many instances, patients tell us they feel the effects of BOTOX® right away, it is especially true of first-time clients. During the next 1-2 days, effects start to appear, peaking at around 2 weeks. During this time, we ask the patient to return to the aesthetic clinic around days 10-12 for a touch-up if needed. This peak is steady then starts to decline at 3-4 months.
What results can be expected from Botox for Hyperhidrosis?
When used to treat underarm excessive sweating, Botox® has been shown to result in an 82-87% decrease in sweating. Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects usually noted within 2 weeks. Dryness typically lasts 4 to 12 months but some studies have found it can last as long as 14 months
BOTOX® Treatment for Jaw Tension and TMJ
BOTOX® is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw. Although BOTOX® treatment for these conditions is presently experimental; evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.
Risks, Limitations & Possible Complications of Botox Injections
As with any medical procedure there are possible risks and side effects when using Botox for TMJ treatment. Since this is a non-surgical treatment procedure, the risks and possible complications are infrequent, minimal and temporary.
The most common reported side-effects of Botulinum Toxin treatment are headaches, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eye-lid droop, and nausea. Less commonly reported effects of Botulinum Toxin are pain, redness at spot of injection, and muscle weakness. These symptoms are thought to be connected with the Botulinum Toxin injection and occur within the first week.
There could also be bruising at the injection site. The lips are used more than the forehead for common activities such as chewing, kissing, and talking. Therefore Botulinum Toxin injections around the mouth are less useful in TMJ treatment and can have more potential inconvenient effects. These every day activities may become more difficult and too much Botox® around the mouth can result in drooling. Another limitation to Botox® injection for TMJ treatments is that there is a possibility of developing antibodies that would render the TMJ treatments less and less effective over time. This resistance could be delayed by using the lowest effective dose possible over the longest intervals of time. Botox injection treatments should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.
How long is the Botulinum Toxin Treatment Procedure?
The length of the Botulinum Toxin treatment procedure depends on the number of injections needed. Still, it is reasonable for the treatment procedure to be completed within 10-30 minutes.
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