BOTOX COSMETIC

Botox injections in Brooklyn Medical Spa

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., it is used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles.

APPLICATIONS FOR BOTOX COSMETIC

ALTHOUGH ORIGINALLY APPROVED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF EYE AND MUSCLE SPASMS, BOTOX COSMETIC WAS QUICKLY RECOGNIZED FOR ITS COSMETIC VALUE. PROPERLY PLACED INJECTIONS OF BOTOX COSMETIC BLOCK NERVE IMPULSES SENT TO MUSCLES, WEAKENING THEM TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CANNOT CONTRACT, AND TEMPORARILY ELIMINATING MODERATELY SEVERE FURROWS AND LINES. BOTOX COSMETIC IS USED TO TREAT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Skin bands on the neck

BOTOX COSMETIC PROCEDURE & RESULTS

Using a very fine needle, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to four months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX COSMETICS

SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX COSMETIC ARE RARE AND ARE USUALLY MILD AND TEMPORARY. THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS ARE HEADACHES AND TEMPORARY REDNESS OR BRUISING OF THE SKIN AT THE SITE OF INJECTION. ANY RISK OF COMPLICATIONS CAN BE REDUCED BY CHOOSING AN EXPERIENCED PHYSICIAN.

BOTOX TREATMENT OF HYPERHIDROSIS

HYPERHIDROSIS IS A COMMON CONDITION THAT INVOLVES EXCESSIVE SWEATING OF CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BODY, INCLUDING THE FACE, HANDS, FEET AND UNDERARMS. THOSE WITH THIS CONDITION OFTEN NEED PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH ANTIPERSPIRANTS TO CONTROL SWEATING, AND MAY HAVE TO CHANGE CLOTHES FREQUENTLY OR AVOID WEARING CERTAIN FABRICS. Hyperhidrosis can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which block the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, significantly reducing the amount of sweat produced. Most patients notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating in 4 weeks, with results lasting for more than 6 months. Although symptoms gradually return, results can be maintained with routine follow-up treatments.