BOTOX is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crows feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX®; Allergan, Irvine, Calif) was the first commercially available type in the United States. Its safety is well established. The drawback is that once the contents of a vial are dissolved, the reconstituted product loses its potency. Therefore, dermatologists tend to schedule the treatments for several patients on the same day so that they can use the entire contents of the vial. This scheduling may be inconvenient for some patients, who may decide not to proceed.
It is important to notice that the toxin use for aesthetic treatments is indicated only for glabellar wrinkles, i.e. the vertical ones over the eyebrows, in patients over 65 years old, when the gravity of the wrinkles severely impacts the patient on a psychological level”. On the contrary, the usage of the toxin for any other aesthetic reasons – in particular in very delicate injections-sites like around the eyes, on the forehead, around the lips and on the neck – is off label and can expose patients to serious risks. For example botulinum administration around the mouth can compromise the mastication muscles function and create speech impairments.
Although there are risks, they are rare. Injection site redness, swelling and bruising are possible and temporary if they occur. Eyelid droop, asymmetry, and lack of effect are also rare occurrences. One can have an allergic reaction to BOTOX. Those taking certain antibiotics are at risk for an adverse reaction. Anyone who is taking an antibiotic is advised to make Dr. Ruff aware of this before being injected with BOTOX. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to postpone BOTOX injections until their little ones are no longer dependent upon them for nutrition.
www.LookYoungerMD.com® Cosmetic has been proven safe for a wide range of candidates. While there are many medical uses for the protein that makes up BOTOX® Cosmetic, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles is far and away the most common application. Anyone who would like to smooth wrinkles through BOTOX® Cosmetic – whether they be crow’s feet around the eyes or wrinkles around the mouth – is potentially a candidate for this effective treatment. The best way to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you is to speak with a physician.
Botox is popular and ideal for the horizontal wrinkles of the forehead and the angry frown lines between the eyebrows. Other common areas include the Crow’s feet” around the eyes, bunny lines” around the nose, and the wrinkles around the mouth. Advanced techniques are also used to relieve a sad look to the corners of the mouth and to plump up thin lips. Botox has also been effective in relieving excess sweating in the armpits, muscle spasm, and in diagnosing and relieving migraines.