What is BOTOX® Cosmetic or Juvéderm®?
Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Juvéderm® is a simple nonsurgical procedure used to reduce lines and wrinkles in the brow area, frown lines, and crow’s feet. One ten minute treatment–a few tiny injections–relaxes the muscles that cause these deep lines. Botox® also be used to reduce underarm sweating (hyperhydrosis). Also Slimlipo can be used as a more permanent reduction for underarm hyperhydrosis.
How long does it last?
In most individuals, BOTOX® Cosmetic or Juvéderm® will last three to four months. Its effects may be seen as early as two days after injection. After receiving repeated treatments of BOTOX® Cosmetic, the effects usually last longer–in some cases, six months and longer between repeated treatments.
What are the potential side effects?
Side effects are rare, but the most common include bruising and temporary headache. A very small percentage of individuals may develop a ptosis (eyelid drooping), but this is temporary and amendable with prescription eye drops.
Is the treatment painful?
Discomfort is minimal. Once the injection is completed, there is usually no discomfort.
Are there any contraindications to receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic or Juvéderm®?
The only true contraindications are current pregnancy, a history of neuromuscular disease (myasthenia gravis), or active skin infection in the treatment area.
What areas are typically treated?
- Frown lines
- Forehead “brow” lines
- Crow’s feet