Botox Surgery Procedure

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Botulinum toxin, widely known as BOTOX, is a purified toxin produced by bacteria that causes weakening and temporarily relaxes muscles. It has been used for over 2 decades in the treatment of muscular problems of the eyes with great success. Just recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to administer BOTOX for the temporary improvement of facial expression lines in adult men and women. BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments today. This procedure can be done on a lunch break and requires no downtime or recovery time.

Small amounts of BOTOX are injected with a fine needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. There are three areas usually treated: Frown lines, or the lines in between your eyebrows (elevens), crows feet (the fine lines or rhytids outside the eyes), and horizontal forehead lines, are the areas most commonly injected. As the muscle weakens, it relaxes, causing the wrinkles in the skin to gradually soften and often disappear.

Side effects of Botox Surgery
Some people have reported little headaches after treatments. A small bruise at the site of injection is the most common side effect. When BOTOX is injected into the forehead, it can result in brow-muscle weakening causing a temporary lopsided appearance. This is extremely rare and usually goes away by itself.

The effects of BOTOX usually last three to five months, at which time another injection is needed. After several treatments the effects of BOTOX may begin to last longer, sometimes up to eight months. Overall, the vast majorities of patients love this quick-fix therapy, and return for a BOTOX boost as soon as the wrinkles begin to reappear!

Recovery from Botox Treatments
After most botox treatments, the patient can instantly return to their normal activities with a few common-sense limitations. Following the post-procedure guidelines, can dramatically reduce the length and intensity of your recovery period. Naturally, you should avoid heavy physical exercise, sweating unnecessarily, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for the first 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging any of the areas of the face where the Botox was injected for at least 24 hours after the non-surgical cosmetic facial procedure.

Dr. JR Berman is certified Botulinum toxin or Botox surgeon in Boca Raton, providing Botulinum toxin Treatments or Botox Surgery in Boca Raton and all around South Florida.

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