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Botox is a purified form of the bacterial substance botulinum, which has been used since the ‘80s to block nerve signals and relax facial muscles. It treats deep forehead wrinkles (worry lines), furrows between the eyebrows (frown lines), and starbursts at the corner of your eyes (crows feet).
Our physicians are experts who inject the minimal amount of Botox necessary, which ensures that the treatment is highly localized and your expressions remain natural. Botox can also be used to halt hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, in your palms, armpits, or elsewhere. It stops the sweating by blocking nerves that send the “sweat now” signal to your brain.
Botox is for almost anyone, ages 18-65. With regular treatments, it actually prevents wrinkling in younger patients. For older patients, it smooths and relaxes wrinkles and prevents the deepening of wrinkles that already exist. Botox is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or those with bleeding disorders and muscle or nerve disorders.
Botox is injected by tiny needles, so pain is minimal. The entire process only takes about 10-20 minutes. You may have temporary swelling, redness, or minor bruising, but there’s no downtime. It’s helpful to stop taking anti-inflammatories such as fish oil, Advil, and aspirin a week before treatment to minimize bruising. Avoid drinking alcohol 48 hours before your treatment.
It takes up to two weeks to see results, but when you do, you’ll notice greatly reduced or vanished wrinkles. The effects of your treatment may last up to four months. With repeated use, the treated muscles may weaken, which means wrinkles may be permanently lessened and treatments will be required less often.
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