BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., it is used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.
Botox Cosmetic Procedure and Results
Using a very fine needle, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream.
Results can usually be seen within 14 days of treatment and typically last up to four months. Although, areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.
CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS
Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.
DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS
True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS
Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots or make them less prominent include the following:
Treatment of age spots is considered strictly cosmetic, so insurance companies typically do not cover procedures to remove them.
Applications for Botox Cosmetic
Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:
According to Allergan, BOTOX Cosmetic has been “extensively researched, with approximately 2500 studies.”
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The treatment takes 45 minutes to perform.
The results can last 6-8 weeks. Ensure to perform our aftercare instructions for optimal results. We recommend brushing your lashes upwards after a shower to keep their shape.
Don't get your eyelashes or brows wet. Avoid applying makeup, sweating, going to a sauna, and using oil-based products for one day after treatment.
You may get mild tingling sensations that subside after the tint is removed.
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Side Effects of Botox Cosmetic
Injection-site side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are usually mild and temporary, and include the following: