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BOTOX

 

BOTOX is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium which is a muscle relaxing agent that reduces wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily relaxing the muscle. The most common area of treatment is frown lines of the forehead. It may also be used to treat forehead lines, crow's feet and smoker's lines around the mouth. This affect lasts three to four months. When administered by our experienced physician, Dr. Jorge Valencia, you can still smile, frown and look surprised without those lines between your brows!

How Botox Treatment works

During treatment, low doses of Botox cosmetic are injected directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox enables them to relax. It is the only product of its kind that has been approved for use in this area. Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months.

Eligibility for BotoxTreatments

Only your physician or aesthetic professional can determine the best treatment approach for achieving your desired results.

  • Candidates for BOTOX injections are individual’s ages eighteen to sixty-five who are interested in improving the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

  • BOTOX should not be used if there is an infection at the injection site and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient used in Botox.

  • People with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Instructions for Botox Treatment procedure

BeforeBotox Treatment procedure

  • You do not have to make changes to your normal activities.

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and anti-inflammatory medications before treatment. Schedule a Botox appointment at least two weeks prior to any special events to allow time to heal.

  • Avoid Aspirin or blood thinners for 5 days prior to injections.

After Botox Treatment procedure

  • You may resume normal activities immediately.

  • Vigorous exercise or laying flat may be restricted for a few hours following treatment.

  • Treat any mild discomfort with Tylenol, and expect temporary swelling.

  • If desired, an icepack can be applied after treatment.

  • Do not massage the treated areas because it may move the Botox around and create a different effect.