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BOTOX Cosmetic - Popular Cosmetic Procedure

Posted Jan 20 2010 8:19pm
BOTOX cosmetic injection is an alternative option to surgery for removing and preventing wrinkles that appear on the face, due to the effects of aging or repetitive facial expressions. BOTOX cosmetic treatment has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a popular cosmetic procedure for treating wrinkles - mainly performed in people 18 to 65 years of age.

Simple, Effective, and Safe

BOTOX is Botulism Toxin Type A, a purified form of protein, which is directly injected into the line or wrinkle-causing muscle. These injections temporarily block the nerve impulses to the area. Since the muscle cannot contract, the wrinkle in that area gradually diminishes, giving your face a firm, smooth look and feel.

These injections are used in the treatment of:

  • Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet near the eyes
  • Forehead creases
  • Thick bands in the neck
  • Vertical wrinkles that appear on the upper lip

The procedure itself is virtually painless and safe, with no recovery time. It takes only 10 minute to complete. A simple procedure, and a few injections – and you can see dramatic improvement in your appearance within a couple days, and the results may last from three up to six months. Repeat injections may, therefore, be necessary to yield improved results.

BOTOX Cosmetic Benefits

  • Quick and simple procedure
  • Non-surgical option
  • Immediate results
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No anesthesia required

Some sort of redness and swelling, minor bruising, nausea, and headache are likely to occur in patients shortly after injection. Remember to discuss the potential benefits and the risks and complications of using BOTOX cosmetic injection with your physician and consider whether you should seek this option.
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