What is all the excitement about Botox®? Botox® is a very dilute, purely refined derivative of a protein called Botulism. When small amounts of Botox are injected under the skin into the muscles around the forehead, these muscles are relaxed in order to prevent wrinkling of the skin of the forehead, the smile lines just next to the eyes, and the frown lines above the bridge of the nose. In the hands of an expert, these injections can be nearly painless. Topical numbing before injection can also make this procedure less frightening.
The effects of Botox® typically last 4 months, but some people have longer effects. Side effects include occasional bruising, pain at injection site, headache, temporary loss of migraine headache symptoms, and occasional drooping of an eyelid. Botox® has been used world wide for over 20 years but only recently was approved by the FDA for use in humans for cosmetic purposes.
Botox® can also be used to alleviate excessive sweating under the arms and on the hands. To find out if Botox® is right for you, or to schedule a consultation, call our offices at 251-344-0040 or 1-866-388-0040 or visit our Contact Us page to email us.