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BOTOX Cosmetic

BotoxBOTOX treatment is an extremely effective non-surgical procedure that can diminish the toughest of wrinkles and lines.

The first signs of aging appear as wrinkles around the eyes ("crow's feet"), forehead, cheeks and lips ("marionette lines"). Although normal, wrinkles can sometimes incorrectly project the appearance of anger or weariness.

BOTOX injections can be used to restore a youthful appearance.

How does BOTOX work?

Botox Before & AfterBotulinum toxin (BOTOX) has been used for the treatment of misaligned eyes and uncontrolled spasms of the face. BOTOX protein is injected near the nerve ending and blocks the transmission to the muscle. This, in turn, has a relaxing effect on muscles, and associated wrinkles are decreased. The blockade lasts on average three months, at which time muscle movement is restored and wrinkles return.

How is BOTOX administered?

Using a very fine needle, BOTOX is injected directly into the muscle. Cold compresses or anesthetic can be applied to the skin prior to treatment. Treatments only take a few minutes, and discomfort is minimal and brief.

Results are dramatic and appear within the first week. And unlike surgery, BOTOX is fast, simple, and minimally invasive. Most people return to work, without restrictions on activity, following treatment.

Who is a good candidate for BOTOX?

People who are physically healthy, without a history of neurotransmitter diseases (such as multiple sclerosis), not pregnant or nursing, eighteen years or older and concerned about the appearance of wrinkles and lines are the best candidates.

Understanding the risks, complications and side effects of BOTOX

BOTOX is a toxin. Only small concentrations are used to treat wrinkles.

The most common side effects are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin. Bruising appears more commonly in those taking aspirin products or blood thinners. These medicines should be avoided one week before treatment. Occasionally, temporary eye irritation or tearing may occur.

More serious complications are rare but possible. This includes drooping eyelids. Though temporary, the droopy lids may obstruct your ability to see.

Ask Maryland Botox provider Dr. Solomon if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you.

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