Botox® is a purified protein that relaxes facial muscles that cause facial wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, wrinkles are softened or may completely disappear, leaving the face with a smooth, refreshed appearance and restoring a natural, youthful look.
Results from a single Botox® treatment can make a dramatic improvement in one’s appearance. In my experience, the results are not only dramatic, but they are also very predictable. The results from one physician to another may differ based on the practitioner’s technique or amount of Botox® used in each particular problem area.
Yes! Botox® was first approved by the FDA in 1989 for blepharospasm and strabismus. Since that time, the use of Botox® has been applied to other conditions and areas of the body with excellent results. Botox® is approved for use in over 75 countries. More than 2,000 articles in scientific and medical journals have been published on the use of Botox® and it’s safety. Over 11,000,000 Botox® treatments have been performed for cosmetic purposes since cosmetic approval in 2002.
Botox® is approved for patients of age 18-65. Those with known hypersensitivity to Botox® or its ingredients, those with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, and those with active infection