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Nearly 12 million women & men know the secret about BOTOX treatments:

  • BOTOX treatments really work
  • BOTOX is not a fad
  • BOTOX injections are safe when administered by a professional
  • BOTOX treatments provide lasting results
  • BOTOX is less expensive than cosmetic surgery

BOTOX might be right for you! If you have noticeable glabellar lines (the frown lines between your eyebrows), BOTOX could be an effective & lasting remedy. If you have heard about BOTOX injections and want more information, including a determination of whether they might be right for you, please visit us at My Botox LA for a full consultation.

BOTOX: What is It?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medication that is injected directly into the patient's facial muscles, and is a non-surgical cosmetic solution to alleviate noticeable frown lines in both women & men. BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses to the affected area, and preventing the muscular activity that produces strong frown lines. The active ingredient is botulinum toxin type A; the inactive ingredients are human albumin and sodium chloride.

Since 2002, when BOTOX treatments were first approved, nearly 12 million of these procedures have been conducted in the United States. Patient approval of the costs & results of injections of BOTOX has been exceptional, and the procedure is growing in popularity.

BOTOX Treatments and the Science of Aging

Strong frown lines are due to repeated muscle contractions - every time you frown, furrow your brow in concentration, or squint, you add to the depth and severity of your frown lines, detracting from your appearance. Given enough time, these lines remain evident even when the muscles are at rest.

BOTOX blocks the activity of those muscles, eliminating the repeated contractions that cause those lines. The effects of BOTOX injections have been studied for decades, and determined to be safe & effective.

Safety Facts About BOTOX Injections

BOTOX cosmetic treatment has been approved by the FDA, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. When conducted by a trained professional - either a Certified Physician Assistant or a physician - BOTOX injections are completely safe & effective.

In the event of an adverse reaction, the following side effects may occur:

  • loss of strength/muscle weakness throughout the body
  • double or blurred vision
  • drooping eyelids
  • general fatigue
  • dry mouth
  • neck pain
  • common allergic reactions
  • hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia)
  • difficulty speaking with clarity (dysarthria)
  • loss of bladder control
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing

These symptoms may manifest anywhere from hours to weeks following treatment with BOTOX injections. Do not receive BOTOX treatments if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients (see above)
  • Have had an allergic reaction to other botulinum toxin product
  • Have a skin infection at the injection site

Appropriate patient age may vary, due to the condition being treated. Full safety information about BOTOX Cosmetic can be found at www.botox.com.