You’ve heard of BOTOX® in the news and from friends. But what is it and is it safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to reduce frown lines by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. The Botox molecule is a natural protein that has been used for over 20 years in the treatment of lazy eye, or strabismus, in children.
The procedure is so quick it can be done over your lunch hour. There is no downtime. The dramatic and natural results are visible within a week and last up to four months. With regular use, the effects last even longer.
The best part about using BOTOX® is that it helps stop the clock by preventing the formation of new wrinkles.
Dr. Nasseri spends 20 minutes with all new Botox patients to answer their questions and to create a personalized treatment plan. Each person is unique and your plan will be tailored to your needs.
Over 2.2 million people have tried BOTOX® Cosmetic to date. Book your appointment today and see the difference for yourself!
What can BOTOX® do for me?
BOTOX® is most frequently used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet which are the wrinkles found on the outside corners of the eyes. Sagging, drooping skin cannot be corrected using BOTOX®. Damage caused by the sun, such as leathery, wrinkled skin is also not appropriate for treatment with BOTOX®.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® blocks the release of the messenger acetylcholine from the nerves to the muscle. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter which sends a message to the muscle telling it to contract. With the flow of acetylcholine blocked by BOTOX® the muscle relaxes. As a result, the wrinkles are smoothed out and disappear.
Who should not have BOTOX® injections?
Women who are who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have BOTOX® treatment. Women and men who have neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis should not use BOTOX®.
Are there any side effects from BOTOX® injections?
The most common side effect of BOTOX® treatment is temporary bruising. Ice is used during the procedure to prevent this from occurring. A very small percentage of patients (less than 1%) develop eyelid drooping. This is caused by migration of BOTOX® from the treated area to an adjacent area. This is why you shouldn’t rub the treated area for at least twelve hours after your BOTOX® procedure and why you are told not to lie down for three to four hours after treatment. A special eye drop is available to reverse the drooping instantaneously.
BOTOX® Before and After