BOTOX® Cosmetic

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Everybody is talking about Botox Cosmetic, the highly effective, non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce your toughest wrinkle within 7 days and lasts up to four months. It's been reported in the news, in fashion, health and beauty magazines, and on TV. Or perhaps you've heard about it from your friends, and you want to know more. You want the whole story before you decide if Botox Cosmetic is right for you.

What BOTOX Cosmetic is

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A Botox Cosmetic treatment is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows that developed over time. One ten-minute treatment - a few tiny injections - relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months. Botox Cosmetic has been widely tested. Now it's approved by the FDA.

The results are dramatic and apparent within days. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of the men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their brow lines as moderate to better. For many, Botox Cosmetic virtually "erases" these lines.

Unlike surgery, Botox Cosmetic is fast, simple, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. Most people return to work or normal activity following treatment. Within days, they report looking more natural and relaxed. WIth Botox Cosmetic, they'll know you've done something, they just won't know what.

What BOTOX isn't

Botox Cosmetic will not radically change your appearance or make you look "like you've had work done".

BecauseBotox is highly localized and administered intramuscularly, its effects are usually confined to the region of injection, and Botox Cosmetic does not remain in your body indefinitely. Botox is medicine, the result of years of careful research and testing. Allergan's Botox product is the only one of its type with over 10 years of success in treating patients with a variety of conditions.

Is BOTOX Cosmetic right for you?

If your between the ages of 18 to 65 and doing all you can to look your best is important to you, Botox Cosmetic may be for you.

If reducing those tough lines between your brows would make you feel more approachable, Botox Cosmetic may be for you.

Thousands of appearance-conscious women and men have already discovered the benefits of Botox Cosmetic. Not just models and movie stars, but ordinary people - teachers, mothers, and business people from all walks of life.

What to expect from BOTOX Cosmetic

When you come in for your appointment at Sonterra Dermatology, we will examine you and determine exactly where to administer several tiny injections of Botox Cosmetic to achieve the best results. No anesthesia is required. The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes. Discomfort is minimal and brief - most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. It is unlikely you will develop significant side effects, although some people develop slight temporary bruising at the injection site, which can easily be covered by makeup. You may resume normal activity immediately.

Within days, you'll see a marked improvement which may to continue to improve for as long as a week and should last up to four months.

Botox Cosmetic relaxes the overactive muscles whose repeated contractions cause the lines between your brows to form. So you can frown, smile, or look surprised - without the furrows, creases, and wrinkles.

Some FAQ's About BOTOX Cosmetic

Who is a good candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic?
Any image-conscious man or woman who is concerned about the appearance of their frown lines can consider treatment. Botox Cosmetic can be used by people from age 18 to 65. Dr. Haddock can help you decide if Botox Cosmetic is right for you.

What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Very low doses of Botox Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines to form. Botox Cosmetic works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. The effects of Botox Cosmetic are usually confined to the injected region; it does not travel throughout the body.

Are BOTOX Cosmetic treatments painful?
Discomfort is minimal and brief. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.

Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea.

BOTOX Post-Treatment Instructions for Patients

Following these instructions is crucial to prevent unwanted side effects and to obtain optimal results.

  • Remain upright for at least 4 hours after the injection(s).
  • Do not exercise for 24 hours.
  • Do not touch, massage, or manipulate the treated area. This can cause the BOTOX to be moved into other areas, which may cause weakening of different muscles than were injected.
  • Botox effects last approximately 3-6 months but in all cases, patients will need additional treatments to continue optimal results.
  • Remember that Botox takes a few days to work, even up to 2 weeks in some cases.

Please contact our office at 210.496.5792 if you have any questions or concerns.

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