What is BOTOX used for?
BOTOX is primarily used to reduce the cosmetic appearance of facial wrinkles particularly around the eyes and forehead. It is also used to treat muscle stiffness, movement disorders and other muscle disorders.
What are the side effects?
Generally, a BOTOX treatment is safe and relatively comfortable. Rarely, some patients may experience some post injection pain or swelling or bruising.
At what age can you start getting BOTOX treatments?
Generally, between the ages of 35 and 40. Specific needs may make earlier treatment appropriate.
How long does a treatment last?
A standard BOTOX treatment can take up to two weeks to take full effect. The maximum effect can occur at about the two-week mark. The effect often lasts for three months and sometimes longer.
How much BOTOX is used to treat facial wrinkles?
It really depends on what wrinkles are being addressed, the age and skin condition of the patient, and the outcome anticipated. The deep vertical lines between the brow get between 13 to 30 units of BOTOX and the horizontal forehead lines get a bit less, at about 10-20 units. More delicate lines require only 5 to 10 units.