- Botulinum toxin injections
- Botox injections
Botulinum toxin, often referred to by its trade name, Botox®, is a non-surgical injection that can diminish or even completely eliminate non-desirable lines and creases on the face and neck. The cosmetic form of Botox® temporarily blocks nerve impulses and paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles. The skin is left looking smoother and more refreshed. The usual areas for treatment include frown lines, forehead creases, crows-feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. Research has also shown that Botox can relieve migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Your doctor will assess where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area.
Out patient procedure. No admission necessary.
Duration of Procedure
Thirty minutes to one hour
During your consultation please inform your doctor of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).
There is no recovery period with Botox® treatment. You may leave the hospital immediately after treatment.
Risks and Complications
The most common side effects associated with Botox® treatment include eyelid droop and nausea, however they are temporary and should disappear with 24 hours. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and bleeding or bruising have also been associated with the injection, but occurrences are not common and usually temporary. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Results may vary, but you should see an improvement within days.
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