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5 Things to Know about Botox

Botox is pretty much everywhere these days and has become one of the safest and most popular anti-aging treatments available on the market. Here are a few things to know about Botox Cosmetic.

Around since the 70s, Botox continues to be a safe, popular and effective treatment for the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows

BOTOX® is One of the Safest Treatments Available

BOTOX® is used by millions of people each year with very few complications or negative side effects. However, you should always get your BOTOX® from a licensed and specialized injector. The chances of getting sick from Botox used in cosmetic doses are limited to an allergic reaction that can occur from any drug or food. The most common side effects include swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms.

BOTOX® is Not Permanent

Botox provides temporary relief of fine lines and wrinkles. The effects can last anywhere from four to six months. Lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear as muscle action gradually returns and will need to be treated again to maintain a wrinkle-free look. With treatment, over time, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe because the muscles are being trained to relax.

BOTOX® Is Not for Everyone

If you’re pregnant or breast-feeding, or plan to become pregnant, it’s important to talk to your doctor before starting with a Botox treatment. When scheduling your appointment, tell your doctor if you’ve received any type of botulinum toxin injections within the past four months or if you take muscle relaxants, sleeping aids or allergy medication. If you take blood thinners, you may need to forgo these medications for several days before your injection, to reduce your risk of bleeding or bruising. Discuss this with your doctor before forgoing medication.

BOTOX® Is Not Just for Cosmetics

Botox can be used to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults. BOTOX® is injected around the head and neck at 12 week intervals to prevent or dull future headache symptoms. Botox has also received FDA approval to treat severe underarm sweating (also called hyperhidrosis) when antiperspirants just don’t work.

If you are interested in Botox or want more Botox information, contact DermaBlue today to schedule a consultation.

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