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What Is Botox Made Of
What is Botox?: Botox is a medication consisting of a purified protein product of the bacteria clostridium botulinum. Botox like so many other medications has been purified from a protein found in nature. When used at the appropriate injectable doses, Botox has a very consistent & predictable effect on target tissues in the body (muscles and sweat glands). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)
Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more
Botox works because: Botox is used to relax muscles that cause wrinkles when they move. Usually it is a superficial muscle and it typically involves the facial muscles. Since wrinkles are the result of repeated movement, Botox can also creat smoother skin at rest. The trick is to give enough to smooth but not so much that there is no expression. Gives a 3-4 month affect. ...Read moreSee 17 more doctor answers
Yes: Botox has been used for years in many medical applications. The amount of Botox used for the typical cosmetic treatment of moderate expression lines of the face is 1/10 to 1/3 the amount used in other medical conditions. The biggest contraindications for the general healthy public include pregnancy and breast feeding or active infection at the site of treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Yes: Like any product, its safety of the is dependent upon and responsive to the person administering it & it's quality. Botox is a purified protein that alters the muscles ability to cause lines and deep wrinkles around the outer eyes and forehead. Choose a physician wisely and do not go overboard with removing all lines or wrinkles. Animation is good! Be smart! www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: Botox is a purified protein that is used to soften wrinkles of the forehead and those on the outer lids (crows feet). Ideally, the muscular motion that contribute to these lines will be softened leaving a relaxed and pretty appearance. Good Botox should still allow some animation. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From your Doctor: Botox is a substance that requires not only a doctor's prescription, but for a certified medical person to give the injection. The injector should understand facial anatomy - that's why i give my patients the injections myself. Other offices allow their nurses to give it. The bottom line is that when given correctly, it is both safe and effective for control of facial lines and wrinkles. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
It depends...: Botox is fda-approved in people 18+ years old for dystonia, spasticity, torticollis & retrocollis, blepharospasm, writer's cramp, chronic migraines, bladder spasm, and i think cosmetic purposes as well. There may be others i'm not yet aware of. Talk with your doctor about Botox if you have any of these problems. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
A pinch: Botox injections feel like a slight pinch at the area of the needle. Results become apparent over the next 1-2 weeks. Results last for 3-4 months. Wrinkles in treated areas will become less apparent or even totally disappear. Very safe and very effective! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Minimal: Botulinum toxin is a deadly poison in large doses because it can paralyze vital muscles used in breathing and swallowing. In the very small doses used in cosmetic treatments, there have been no serious incidents. Bruising, drooping and rarely, blurred and double vision are realistic risks. Counterfeit products could be a problem. Going to an experienced, licensed injector is your best protection. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
When to do Botox: The only person to answer this question is you. If you have certain wrinkles like frown or "11" lines, worry lines on the forehead or crows feet around the eyes then you might consider doing Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles that cause these lines. If they do not bother you then you do not need to treat the. Cosmetic procedures are completely elective. You are in control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several: Botox has on label and off label uses. On label means uses that the fda has specifically approved it for and off label are other uses not "on the label". Some common uses are: decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, migraine headache treatment, clenching/tmd, overactive sweat glands, and relief of muscle pain. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Safer than peanuts: Botox has been around for decades! there are more deaths from peanuts and penicillin than there are from botox. Botox side effects are generally mild and they resolve without any treatment. There is no chance whatsoever of getting botulism from botox. It is a purified protein not a bacteria. Find a doctor with lots of experience and try it! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For wrinkles: Botox is most effective at preventing worsening of certain lines of expression especially the glabella (between the eyebrows), forehead, and crow's feet , and perioral (smoker) lines. These can start forming as early as 20's and get more noticeable in 30s, 40s. Botox can be started at any age when wrinkles form but early intervention helps to keep the lines from deepening and worsening. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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