Botox Cosmetic is an injectable medication used to help relax your facial lines and wrinkles. It is most useful in the upper third of your face. It relaxes the scowl lines (frown lines, sometimes called the “elevens”) in the central forehead and upper nose and softens the “laugh lines”, sometimes called “crow’s feet” near the outer corner of the eyes. These frown lines result from excess or strong muscle action that creases the skin. Relax the muscle, and you relax the wrinkles! You look less tired and less angry and the results last about 4 months. No wonder Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic medical treatments world wide, and it has become very popular among our patients in Ellicott City and Annapolis, Maryland.
Botox was the first of the nerve-muscle relaxing agents approved by the FDA, but there are now also several others, such as Dysport and Xeomin. These products work very much like Botox with similar safety and risk profiles but require some differences in technique that we can explain to you.
Botox has a good safety profile and does not require surgery or anesthesia. All medical procedures and injections have some risks. For Botox, these include black and blue, redness, irritation, or unwanted motor side effects , such as weakness opening or closing the eyes or double vision which are generally temporary. Even though Botox is FDA approved to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, headaches have been attributed to Botox but are thought to resolve within a week or two. Serious risks or allergic reactions are also possible but fortunately not common. Tell the doctor if you have any nerve or muscle disease that affects your muscle strength.
As Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, our doctors have performed many surgeries around the delicate muscles involved in Botox treatment, and also have years of experience administering Botox and other injectables. We bring this experience and knowledge to every treatment we do. At Plastic Surgery Professionals, all of our injection treatments are performed by the plastic surgeons, are not delegated to less experienced personnel, and all at affordable prices!
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