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BOTOX®
FAQ

Q. How Does Botox® Work?

Using Botulinum Toxin Type A Botox injections treat
wrinkles via an injection. Botox® was invented to
treat neurological disorders, but today, it has been
very successfully used in the treatment of wrinkles,
frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Q. How Is the Procedure Performed?

Botox® is injected into the muscle tissue
surrounding a wrinkle via a small needle. The
discomfort is minimal and usually lasts a few
econds. Botox® relaxes the muscle tissue by
blocking nerve impulses to it. Within a couple of
days the results can be clearly seen and will last
for several months, after which the procedure
can be performed again.

Q. Am I Eligible to Receive Botox® Injection?

Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait
to have the procedure done, since the side
effects associated with pregnancy are unknown
at this time.Medication such as antibiotics,
anti-inflammatories, and aspirin, will increase
bruising.

Q. What Are the Side Effects of Botox?

Although Botox is relatively safe it does have some
mild side effects. The most common side effects
are temporary bruising, numbness, swelling, and a
tingling sensation. Patients should not rub the area
within the first 12 hours to help alleviate these side
effects.

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