If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 with moderate to severe frown lines, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Clostridia botulina bacteria produce a class of chemical compounds known as “toxins”. The Botulina Type A Toxin (BOTOX) is processed and purified to produce a sterile product suitable for specific therapeutic uses.
Once the diluted toxin is injected, it produces a temporary paralysis of muscle by preventing transmission of nerve impulses to muscle. The duration of muscle paralysis generally lasts for approximately three to four months. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure consisting of a few tiny injections into muscles. The effects are very localized and when administered by a PS. Skin Care Aesthetician, do not affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression.
BOTOX® injections are customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs. These can be performed in areas involving the eyelid region, forehead, and neck. BOTOX® cannot stop the process of aging. It can however, temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles caused by muscle groups.
BOTOX® injections may be performed as a singular procedure or as an adjunct to a surgical procedure. BOTOX®also has been used therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions.
BOTOX® is now FDA – approved for severe underarm and palm sweating when topical agents don’t work.
For more information consult with your PS. Skin Care Nurse Aesthetician or visit our Links and Patient Download page.