BOTOX is widely used as a cosmetic enhancement to temporarily reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the face, banish neck bands, and clear away crow's feet. This brand name is short for neurotoxin botulinum toxin A. This neurotoxin is produced by the bacteria that cause the type of food poisoning known as botulism. In some severe cases, the food poisoning version of botulism can be fatal if the individual is paralyzed by the botulism toxins.
These toxins bind to nerve endings and prevent muscles from contracting by blocking release of acetylcholine, which causes muscle contractions, from the nerve. This is basically how BOTOX works, but within much smaller and safer parameters.
When BOTOX is injected into facial lines, those muscles are paralyzed, making the wrinkles invisible. Results last for three to eight months and are visible usually just a few hours after the BOTOX is injected into the affected area. It is important to understand that the effects of your BOTOX treatment are not a cure and are not permanent. You may require further treatments to achieve the effect you desire.
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- 1. What is Botox and how does it work?
- Botox is a neurotoxin drug produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum that temporarily paralyzes muscles. In aesthetic medicine is used to relax the facial and neck muscles and to smooth out wrinkles.
- 2. What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
- Both Botox and Dysport are type A Botulinums approved by the FDA that are used to treat facial and neck wrinkles. The main difference is that they are produced by different companies.
- 3. How soon will I see results?
- Effects are typically seen within the first few days but can take 1-2 weeks to fully develop.
- 4. How long do the effects of a Botox injection last?
- Injection of Botox causes temporary weakness in the targeted muscles and can vary from person to person. Typical results last approximately 3-4 months.
- 5. Are there any risks or side effects associated with Botox?
The risks, side effects and possible complications of Botox will be laid out by your doctor in a consultation prior to the procedure. Risks and side effects may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Burning or stinging during injection
- Facial asymmetry
- Droopy eyebrow, droopy eyelid
- 6. How much does it cost?
- The price of Botox depends on the amount of units injected and how many areas were treated. Pricing starts from $8 per unit.