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Botox Treatment - Facial Rejuvenation

Botox treatment is used to create overall facial rejuvenation. The Botox injections temporarily reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, creases, crow’s feet, and the thick lines that can form on and around the neck area. The toxin injections paralyze nerve impulses thus causing the muscles that cause wrinkles to flatten and become relaxed. The Botox injections give the face an overall smoother appearance and patients look more refreshed. Some studies have also found evidence that Botox can help relieve migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle contractions in the neck and eye areas.
The Botox injections and procedures are almost always outpatient. Dr. Anagnos injects the Botox into the specific muscles where patients would like to reduce lines, creases and wrinkles. The procedure only takes a few minutes and no anesthesia is needed. Generally patients will only feel a mild discomfort during the injections. The effects of the procedure generally last from 4 to 6 months, and some patients report that their lines and wrinkles are less visible as the muscles that cause the wrinkles have been “trained” to relax. However, in most cases, the lines and wrinkles will reappear.

Patients generally feel fine immediately after the procedures. Surgeons instruct patients not to lie down a few hours following the procedure. Also patients are advised not to massage or rub the treated area for at least twelve hours. The most common side effect of the procedure is temporary bruising which usually disappears within 24-48 hours. Another side effect that can happen during the recovery period is eyelid drooping, however it is usually gone within three weeks. The cause of the eyelid drooping is the Botox migrating from the treated area to another area, which is why patients are advised to not rub or massage the treated area following the procedure.

The Botox procedure is a non-surgical procedure therefore it usually has less complications than other facial rejuvenation procedures. With any procedure there can be some risks. There is an inaccurate belief that getting Botox treatment will put the patient at risk for getting botulism from Botox. Botulism is caused by very large amounts of the Botulinum Toxin and usually gets into the system from eating botulinum contaminated food. Very high doses would have to be used in order for the patient to become endangered or at risk for getting Botulism. Incorrect placement of the Botox injection can cause the muscles in inappropriate areas to relax. An incorrect placement around the eye could cause a droopy eye. Only Dr. Anagnos gives injections of Botox, as the site choice and technique are critical for a natural, beautiful look. Any side effects from incorrect placement of the injection will disappear in 6 months, because Botox treatment is temporary.


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