BOTOX® Cosmetic in Canton, Michigan
About BOTOX® Cosmetic:
BOTOX® injections are used to prevent undesired expression lines associated with frowning, squinting and other expressions. It prevents those lines weakening the muscles it is injected into through interfering with nerve impulses that would normally cause muscle contractions.
BOTOX® is a safe, FDA approved product that should only be injected by licensed practitioners specialized to perform such treatments.
BOTOX® Treatments are generally well tolerated requiring no anesthesia. There is no downtime and people may return to regular activity after injections.
BOTOX® is expected to last anywhere between 3-6 months but this varies per patient.
When botox is injected according to manufacturer standards ‘touch ups’ should not be required. The effects of botox are usually appreciated within a week of injection.
What you should know but are probably not told…
BOTOX® preparation is a very specific process that impacts how successful your treatment will be.
Many clinics often offer specials on BOTOX® Cosmetic and offer free “touch-ups,” the reality is that if you are being offered a free touch up, your initial treatment was probably not prepared according to manufacturer guidelines. More specifically, it means that the BOTOX® Cosmetic was over diluted in order to provide more units but at a much lesser strength. This will result in a failed treatment or results that do not last. Additionally, many clinics will refreeze opened vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic even though the FDA requires that vials be used within 24 hours of opening.
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name BOTOX®, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
How safe is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved and is a safe treatment when injected by the appropriate medical professionals.
Adverse effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare but possible and they can include trouble breathing, swallowing, visual disturbances, dysarthria, droopy eyelid(s), loss of bladder control. For more information on the possible adverse effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic visit www.botoxcosmetic.com.
What to expect after BOTOX® Cosmetic injections:
Immediately after injection patients can expect to have some tiny needle pokes in the treatment area with some associated redness and tenderness. Bleeding, bruising, swelling and infection are possible but not common. Theses things usually resolve within a few days of treatment but can take up to two weeks.
You may resume your normal activities after your treatment.
It may take up to a week to appreciate the results of your botox injections and results typically last between 3 and 6 months however that may vary between patients.