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Technique: The patient is asked to contract the muscles in the area being treated so the surgeon can determine the proper location for injection. In most cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscle with a tiny needle. It takes a few days to realize the effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections.


  • No downtime. Patients can immediately resume normal activities.
  • Long experience has proven BOTOX® Cosmetic to be safe. To date, no systemic complications associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections have been documented.
  • Treatment is reversible within several months.
  • May be beneficial for treatment of migraine headaches.

*BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

Other BOTOX® Considerations:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles. The effects last from 3-4 months and require repeat treatments.
  • Possible BOTOX® Cosmetic side effects include local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection. Some patients have reported temporary headache and nausea. Most complications are of short duration and can be avoided with proper injection techniques.
  • A small percentage of patients are reported to experience no improvement at all.

*BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

The Truth About BOTOX® Cosmetic - Dr Speron Gets Interviewed:

For anyone who thinks frown lines, forehead creases or other facial expression lines are preventing them from looking as good as they feel, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a wonderful option. The results are pretty dramatic and there is no down-time. Working people today definitely prefer the techniques with no down time so they do not have to sacrifice much time away from their busy schedules. In 2004, there were 2,837,346 BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, up 25 percent from 2003. With its recent FDA approval in 2001, BOTOX® Cosmetic has become even more popular because now people assume it’s safe.

ASPS & ASAPS Position: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) maintains that BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for aesthetic purposes appear to be very safe and effective. Patients who show early signs of aging, as well as those who may not be suitable candidates for more extensive aesthetic facial surgery, may be good candidates for this procedure. Certain medications (some antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, or aspirin) and even some vitamins and herbs may increase the potency of BOTOX® Cosmetic and may increase bleeding and bruising at the time of injection. Therefore, patients should be candid with their surgeon about all medications and supplements. Pregnant or nursing women should postpone undergoing this procedure. It is not known whether injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic has any effect on a fetus or whether it is found in breast milk.

*BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

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