BOTOX® Southlake TX
BOTOX® works very well for the upper part of the face (crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead). All products are ordered directly from Allergan and all providers follow guidelines from Allergan for injecting BOTOX®. At Southlake Plastic Surgery we do our best to help you attain a refreshed and natural appearance. Please call 817-442-8900 for a consultation. For specific product information please go to www.botox.com.
Is it safe? If BOTOX® is a toxin, how is it safe?
BOTOX® has safely treated a variety of conditions for more than 10 years and is FDA-approved as BOTOX® for temporary improvement of frown lines in adult patients ages 18 to 65.
BOTOX® generally remains only in the treated muscle and gradually disappears without breaking down. BOTOX® usually lasts around 4 months. After it wears off, the lines will gradually revert to the pre-treatment appearance.
Can anyone administer BOTOX®?
Though any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX®, the person doing so should be thoroughly trained and fully understand the procedure and complications. The concentration of BOTOX® can be very different (and, therefore, the results can be very different) depending on the administrator. This in turn affects the cost and the treatment itself. Generally, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmologists or other aesthetic specialty physicians are more experienced in the administrations of BOTOX®.
Is the procedure time consuming?
BOTOX® is one of the easiest and fastest cosmetic procedures available. The injections take between 10 and 15 minutes and the procedure can easily be scheduled during your lunch break. There is virtually no recovery time needed, except for occasional bruises that can easily be covered by makeup.
The ideal candidate for this procedure does not have much excess skin and his wrinkles are primarily caused by contractions of the muscle rather than sun damage. Those who are facially expressive when they talk are likely to benefit from BOTOX® . This is because smiling, frowning and raising your eyebrows all cause the facial muscles to contract, which eventually leads to wrinkles. BOTOX® works by relaxing these muscles causing them to soften or in some cases completely disappear. BOTOX® can be used to soften crow’s feet, frown lines, eyebrow creases and lines on the lower face. It does not change your facial features and the overall effect of BOTOX® is a relaxed, more energized look.
BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allegan, Inc.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Additional Important Safety Information
The FDA on April 30, 2009, in its update to the early communication sent in 2008, gave the following recommendations:
Understand that dosage strength (potency) expressed in “Units” or “U” are different among the botulinum toxin products; clinical doses expressed in units are not interchangeable from one botulinum toxin product to another.
Be alert to and educate patients and caregivers about potential adverse events due to distant spread of botulinum toxin effects following local injections including: unexpected loss of strength or muscle weakness, hoarseness or trouble talking (dysphonia), trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria), loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids.
Understand that these adverse events have been reported as early as several hours and as late as several weeks after treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a pharmaceutical drug administered by physicians and is available only by prescription.