BOTOX® is a highly purified protein that can temporarily erase or reduce horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines, and crow’s-feet. The injections slow muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, which eventually leads to the etching of a line in the skin. BOTOX® can also lift the corners of the mouth that sag with age, smooth out the “pin cushion” look in some chins, soften smoker’s lines around the mouth, and soften vertical neck cords. It is a simple, non-surgical treatment and can be administered in people 18 to 65 years of age.
Before and After
Are BOTOX® injections safe ?
BOTOX® is a very safe cosmetic treatment with little to no side effects when performed by a qualified physician like Dr. Tony Shum. BOTOX® was first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat eye spasms and strabismus. By 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX® as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines and wrinkles on the face. Today, hundreds of thousands of happy customers around the world have enjoyed benefits from BOTOX® injections.
How long can I be treated with BOTOX® ?
Treatment with BOTOX® can typically be repeated indefinitely. Occasionally, the dose may be adjusted to achieve the desired effects with subsequent treatments.
How is the BOTOX® treatment performed and how long do the effects last ?
This simple 10-minute procedure consists of a few tiny injections. Using a tiny micro-needle, BOTOX® is injected into several locations on the face. The needle is so fine that discomfort associated with the injection is minimal, similar to a bug bite. No numbing medication or pain killer is required. The effects of BOTOX® are temporary, usually returning within four to six months. Lines around the mouth typically return in two to three months.
What common side effects can I expect from using BOTOX® ?
All medications have some side effects. With BOTOX®, the side effects are generally very mild. Temporary bruising in the injection site is the most common side effect. Some people may notice a temporary weakness of muscles or discomfort. However, since the effects of BOTOX® are reversible, any side effects are temporary and won’t last longer than a couple of weeks.