The best candidates for BOTOX are men and women seeking an enhanced appearance with fewer wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly purified protein injected into the skin to relax the muscles that cause some kinds of wrinkles.
While BOTOX can treat certain medical conditions, such as excessive sweating, it is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, primarily to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck.
BOTOX injections are relatively painless, as the needle used is significantly smaller than those used for other injectable fillers. In addition, it is important that those seeking treatment are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
People seeking BOTOX injections should have realistic expectations regarding this procedure's abilities and should discuss their desired goals with their doctor beforehand.
BOTOX injections are administered by a qualified physician using a very fine needle.
The procedure only takes a few minutes and requires no anesthetic.
Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterwards. Wrinkles begin to fade within two weeks, with results lasting between three to four months.
You will return to Dr. Boss for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, at which time your progress will be evaluated. Once the immediate postoperative follow-up is complete, many surgeons encourage their patients to come back for periodic checkups to observe and discuss the long-term results of surgery.
Please remember that the relationship with Dr. Boss does not end when you leave the operating room.
If you have questions or concerns during your recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should contact him.
Side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. The risks and benefits of BOTOX will be discussed with you and your surgeon.