What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin type A is a purified substance derived from a bacteria. Injections of this substance blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so that it can’t contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles. Botox is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the armpits, feet, and hands).
Done as an office procedure, Botox can be injected to correct frown lines, crows feet, forehead furrows, and skin bands on the neck. The result of the injections are not immediate, rather taking a few days for the botox to take effect.
After the injections, there is no down time. The effect of the Botox injection lasts, on average, four to six months.
Risks and Complications:
All procedures expose patients to risks and complications. In cosmetic procedures, all efforts are made to minimize these risks, but they cannot be completely eliminated. It is important to discuss these risks with your surgeon as part of your decision making process.