Botulinum toxin (Type A) commonly known as Botox is a cosmetic injection that inhibits nerve signals in the facial muscles which contract producing facial wrinkles. This effectively smooths and relaxes facial lines. Botox is a common option that can help you make the best choice to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox treatment is a very common procedure where over 3.3 million women and over 380,000 men undergo the treatment and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.. Botox is used primarily for cosmetic purposes but it also can be used medically for migraine headaches, reduce perspiration and muscle spasticity. Botox was FDA approved for treatment of chronic migraines on October 15, 2010
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
You may be a good candidate for Botox treatment if you have deep facial lines (especially if they make you look sad, angry or tired). If you have uneven facial features and want more symmetry or suffer from migraine headaches you could be a candidate for Botox treatment.
The Botox treatment
There are three forms of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) The Botox treatment is an out patient, in office treatment. The injections are made with a very thin needle which causes minimal pain. The treatment relaxes the muscle in the face and smooths out facial lines. The result is a more youthful appearance.
How long do the results last?
Botox treatments typically last 3 to 6 months. Botox treatments are not permanent and it is not a solution to the natural aging process. Under the care of a board certified dermatologist you can achieve very good results with his skin rejuvenating Botox treatment.
There are several adverse reactions that some people experience after your Botox treatment. Some people have redness, swelling or irritation around the treatment area. Some experience temporary muscle weakness. Rarely patience will have headaches, nausea or fever.
Other uses for Botox
Botox injections effectively resolves blepharospasms (excessive blinking), Strabismus (squinting), pediatric incontinence (over active bladder in children), movement disorders resulting from strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, or cerebral palsy.
Botox treatment vary depending treatment area, region of the country and number of treatments. However, Botox treatments average between $350 to $1000.