What is Botox®?

Botox® Cosmetic is the brand name for an FDA approved prescription injection containing dilute amounts of botulinum toxin (onabotulinumtoxinA). In these small amounts, it is very effective in the relaxation of specific muscles. This controlled relaxation inhibits our ability to contract muscles that lead to deep lines and wrinkles. Botox® has been approved for use in minimizing frown lines between the brows, but can be used in other areas as well, such as in the forehead, bunny lines and crow’s feet.

Botox® Cosmetic was the first FDA approved treatment for relaxation of facial muscles. Treatment consists of injecting very controlled, dilute amounts of the product into the areas where we want to decrease animation.

What can I expect from my Botox® injection?

You will see the effects of Botox® injections within days and the results can last from 3 months up to 6 months. The most common side effects are bruising, tenderness, and swelling in the treated area. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in a few days. In rare cases, some patients experience eyelid drooping due to the solution migrating immediately after injection. To help prevent these effects, it is important to avoid lying down for 3-4 hours following injection and not to rub the treatment area for at least 12 hours.

Call today to talk with our knowledgeable staff about Botox® Cosmetics in Bellevue, Washington. It only takes a few minutes to erase years of damage, leaving you with the refreshed look you desire.

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