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What is botulinum toxin?
Will Botulinum Toxin numb my face?
No. It is essential to recognize that Botulinum Toxin does not numb your face. It only reduces the activity of treated facial muscles. You will experience full sensation at the site of injections.
What conditions does Botulinum Toxin treat?
In addition to facial creases and lines, Botulinum Toxin works in small amounts for other facial areas, such as raising the outer part of an eyebrow that sags, as well as lifting the corners of the mouth and reducing the appearance of cobblestoned or dimpled chins. By paralyzing facial expressions, Botulinum Toxin helps the patient appear more calm and relaxed, leading to a more pleasant overall appearance.
Does Botulinum Toxin have any other applications besides for anti-aging?
In addition to its anti-aging applications, Botulinum Toxin has been used to reduce facial scarring due to trauma, as well as to minimize skin plaques caused by psoriasis. Botulinum Toxin is useful for the treatment of migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis - a condition that causes excessive sweating. Botulinum Toxin is highly effective at treating migraines because migraine headaches differ from other types of headaches in that nerve impulses travel across the forehead, making it a perfect target for Botulinum Toxin treatment.
Can Botulinum Toxin help with hair restoration?
Recent observations of the effects of Botulinum Toxin suggest that it can be helpful for those dealing with some types of hair loss. Dr. Wiser offers Botulinum Toxin for hair restoration in both men and women.
How does Botulinum Toxin help with hyperhidrosis?
The best area of Botulinum Toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis is the armpits, although the soles of the feet and hands can also be treated. Botulinum Toxin is exceptionally successful in minimizing sweating produced under the arm, making it a real lifesaver during summer months.
What is Botulinum Toxin made from? Is it safe?
Botulinum Toxin has been used safely for the treatment of thousands of patients, both cosmetically and medically, for over 20 years. The liquid is created in a laboratory using a type of bacterium called "Clostridium botulinum." You can rest assured that every Botulinum Toxin product has undergone a thorough purification process under only the most strict and controlled conditions. Botulinum Toxin
When it comes to the safety of Botulinum Toxin, it is essential to realize that this product does not systemically travel throughout the body once it is injected. It remains near the site of the injections and will wear off naturally for the following six months or so after your treatment.
The most common type of side effect after Botulinum Toxin treatment is minor swelling at the site of injections. This is perfectly normal and indicates that Botulinum Toxin has penetrated muscle tissue. These tiny bumps vanish within about 20 minutes after your injections. Some patients also experience temporary redness around the injection sites or minor bruising. Any bruising that does occur is probably going to be in the form of tiny marks that may take up to one week to resolve completely. Some individuals will experience headaches that can be treated by taking over-the-counter products like ibuprofen.
Are Botulinum Toxin injections painful?
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during treatment with Botulinum Toxin. Dr. Wiser offers numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
When will I begin noticing results after my Botulinum Toxin injections?
Most patients start noticing results within two to four days after their treatment, while others sometimes take about two weeks to see full results. You should expect to notice a significant reduction in your lines and wrinkles within two weeks of your treatment.
How long can I expect my results to last?
The results of Botulinum Toxin treatment usually last between three and six months, depending on the location of treatment. It is normal to start experiencing a very gradual return of your muscle movement at about the three-month mark. Full muscle movement should not be expected to return for about six months.
What happens when my Botulinum Toxin treatment begins wearing off?
At some point, you will begin to notice that your facial muscles have started moving again. At first, it will be barely noticeable and gradually become more potent. Some people are willing to wait for a while, while others prefer to go ahead and have their next Botulinum Toxin treatment right away.
Are there any preparations that I should take before my Botulinum Toxin treatment?
If you are worried about bruises or have a tendency to bruise easily, you should avoid taking over-the-counter products like aspirin or other blood thinners for eight days before your treatment.
Any type of blood-thinning medication can lead to an increased risk of developing bruising. However, if you have been prescribed blood-thinning medications by your physician, be sure to consult with them before temporarily stopping this treatment.