BOTOX ® is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works at motor nerve endings (nerves that leads to muscles). It is in a class of drugs called neurotoxins.
BOTOX® has been used for many years to treat blepharospasm. More recently it has been used to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, Crow’s feet, lip lines, descent of the eyebrows, neck muscle bands and overall Botox can reduce the signs of aging.
How Is BOTOX® Administered?
The injection is made into the muscle. Dr. Wigoda will determine the muscle(s) in need of treatment.
Does The Treatment Hurt?
A very fine needle is used for the one to three injections that are usually given per muscle. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from treatment.
When Does It Start To Work?
Usually, you will see the effects of BOTOX® within three days. The maximum benefit is reached in one to two weeks.
How Long Does The Effect Last?
The results you will see from a single treatment of BOTOX® will normally be sustained for approximately three to six months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return for your next treatment.
Is It Right For Me?
BOTOX® should not be used during pregnancy, if you are nursing, or if you are taking certain medications.
How Long Can I Be Treated With BOTOX®
Treatment with BOTOX® can typically be repeated indefinitely. It has been used for over 10 years worldwide. Acceptable safety in long-term treatment has been established.