Botox® is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium A. Botox® can relax the muscles on areas of the face and neck which cause wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Treatment with Botox can cause your facial expression lines or wrinkles to essentially disappear. Areas most frequently treated are: a) glabellar area of frown lines, located between the eyes; b) crow’s feet (lateral areas of the eyes); and c) forehead wrinkles. Botox is diluted to a very controlled solution and when injected into the muscles with a very thin needle, it is almost painless. Clients may feel a slight burning sensation while the solution is being injected. The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes and the results last 3-6 months. With repeated treatments, the results may tend to last longer.
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS It has been explained to me that there are certain inherent and potential risks and side effects in any invasive procedure and in this specific instance such risks include but are not limited to: 1.Post treatment discomfort, swelling, redness, and bruising, 2. Double vision, 3. A weakened tear duct, 4. Post treatment bacterial and/or fungal infection requiring further treatment, 5. Allergic reaction, 6. Minor temporary droop of eyelid(s) in approximately 2% of injections, this usually lasts 2-3 weeks, 7. Occasional numbness of the forehead lasting up to 2-3 weeks, 8. Transient headache, and, 9. Flu-like symptoms may occur.