Botox to jaw

BOTOX ® is the single most common medical cosmetic treatment performed each year. Environment, time and daily stress take their toll on healthy skin. BOTOX® does not stop skin from aging, but it can help give the face a rejuvenated appearance. It is most commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles. These are fine lines and wrinkles that form when we smile, squint, or frown.

When we’re young, visible lines appear and then disappear as our facial expressions change. Over time, the skin “remembers” the wrinkles and they become permanent forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. BOTOX® injections partially “paralyze” the treated area so that the muscles used to squint or frown contract less 

dramatically. BOTOX® is also used to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating. In this case, BOTOX® temporarily blocks the nerves that activate the sweat glands.

THE PROCEDURE

For dynamic wrinkle treatment, BOTOX® is injected into the muscles that form lines and wrinkles in the forehead, lips, around the nose, or sides of the chin. For hyperhidrosis treatment, many small injections of a slightly diluted BOTOX® solution are made into the area to be treated. Because the solution is diluted, the treatment spreads throughout the treated area. This calms the nerves that overly activate underarm sweat glands.

Botox before and afters

BOTOX® treatments are a very short – usually only about 10 minutes. Injections use a very fine needle to reduce any discomfort. There may be a slight sting at first, but there is very little lingering discomfort. Injections are made in predefined areas, so to begin, you may be asked to squint your eyes, frown, or raise your eyebrows.

 

BOTOX® Q & A

What is BOTOX®?

An injectable solution made from botulinum toxin. It is used to reduce muscle movement in targeted areas of the face and to calm nerves in the underarm area.

Who makes BOTOX®?

Allergan, Inc., a multi-specialty health care company.

What are the benefits of BOTOX®?

Environment, time and daily stress take their toll on healthy skin. BOTOX® does not stop skin from aging, but can help give the face a rejuvenated appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is a simple, non-surgical procedure for temporarily smoothing moderate to severe glabella lines (the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows) as well as crow’s feet.

What is the clinical experience behind BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is the single most common medical cosmetic treatment performed each year.

How does BOTOX® work?

BOTOX® partially “paralyzes” the injected area so that the muscles used to squint or frown contract less dramatically, reducing visible lines and wrinkles.

What does BOTOX® treatment involve?

BOTOX® treatments are a very short – usually just about 10 minutes. Injections use a very fine needle to reduce any discomfort. There may be a slight sting at first, but there is very little lingering discomfort. Injections are made in predefined areas, so to begin, you may be asked to squint your eyes, frown, and raise your eyebrows.

For dynamic wrinkle treatment, BOTOX® is injected into the muscles that form lines and wrinkles in the forehead, lips, around the nose, or sides of the chin. For hyperhidrosis treatment, many small injections of a slightly diluted BOTOX® solution are made into the area to be treated. Because the solution is slightly diluted, the treatment spreads throughout the treated area. This calms the nerves that overly activate underarm sweat glands.

What areas can be treated?

BOTOX® is most commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles: forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It is also used to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating. In this case, BOTOX® temporarily blocks the nerves that activate the sweat glands.

How long does BOTOX® treatment effect last?

Whether treatment is aimed at reducing underarm sweating or the appearance of wrinkles, results from BOTOX® injections typically last 3 to 6 months.

Does BOTOX® treatment hurt?

There may be a slight sting when BOTOX® is injected, but there is very little lingering discomfort.

How much does a BOTOX® treatment cost?

Prices for a treatment can vary, but it starts at $12/unit.

Is there any downtime with BOTOX®?

There is no downtime with BOTOX®. You can continue regular activity immediately after the procedure.

Are there any side effects with BOTOX®?

The most common risks are short term and can include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, forehead and eyelid drooping, and nausea. Less common BOTOX® risks include symptoms that are generally associated with the injection, such as localized pain, redness, swelling, bruising, bleeding, numbness, and muscle weakness.

These symptoms generally subside within a week.