What is Botox?
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 (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic has an established record of experience that your doctor knows and trusts – it's precise and predictable.
No anesthesia is required. However, Dr. Mahler may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Dr. Mahler will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® directly into the muscles that cause moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. The entire treatment takes approximately 10 minutes.
- No downtime. Patients can immediately resume normal activities.
- No systemic complications associated with Botox injections have been documented.
- Treatment is reversible within several months.
- May be beneficial for treatment of migraine headaches.
Botox injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles. The effects last from 3-4 months and require repeat treatments. Possible side effects include local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection. Some patients have reported temporary headache and nausea. Most complications are of short duration and can be avoided with proper injection techniques. A small percentage of patients are reported to experience no improvement at all.