Q. What is Botox® and is it safe?
A. Botox® is a purified protein derived from the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. Botox® injections have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Q. How does Botox® Cosmetic work?
A. Using a tiny micro-needle, a very small amount of Botox® is injected, very precisely, into several locations on the face typically the vertical lines between your eyebrows, forehead lines, and lines at the corners of your eyes. Botox® blocks impulses from the nerve to the muscle, thereby relaxing the muscle so it does not contract. This causes the overlying skin to become smoother, with fewer lines and wrinkles. After treatment, the skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression and feeling to be unaffected.
Q. How long is one Botox® treatment?
A. If you are a new client, expect to be here at least half hour. We will review your medical history, go over the procedure, expectations and answer any questions you may have.
Q. How long will Botox® last?
A. Botox® usually starts relaxing the treated area within several days, but the full effect may not be realized for two weeks. The effects last between 3 months on average.
Q. What are the conditions that can be treated with Botox®?
A. Despite the fact that cosmetic injections of Botox in any site other than the glabella is an off label use in the United States, the scope of Botox in cosmetic use is increasing every year. At Cure Med Spa our Botox® specialist Nurse Claire corrects the following problems:
Jaw Reduction and Slimming of the Face
Brow Lift or Brow Balance
Excessive Sweating (Underarm Hyperhidrosis)
Frown (11) Lines
Wrinkled and Dimpled Chin
Q. What are the possible side effects?
A. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.