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Thinking About BOTOX?

Thinking About BOTOX?


Perhaps you were someone that never thought you’d get BOTOX but now those lines in between your brow that your friends lovingly refer to as the “elevens” are too obvious in the mirror.

“I want to look like me only with less wrinkles!”

“I want to age gracefully but these lines in between my eyebrows make me look so intense and even angry”

Maybe you think you look tired or just have that look like you’re mad about something even when you’re happy. Or maybe you’re just starting to notice that when you smile you like the natural crow’s feet but just not THAT much.

Some common questions people have about BOTOX include:

How does it work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet— the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.

Botox is temporary and ideal results last about 3-4 months. Further smoothing occurs with repeated treatments. Depending upon the depth of the lines, some lines disappear with the first treatment while others soften and improve with repeated treatments.

 Front Botox After  angie_front_before - Botox

Will I look overdone?

You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment. Dosages can be adjusted and tailored to your specific desires.

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Does the treatment hurt?

Some patients report that being injected with
BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may
use ice to numb the treatment area.

How long does treatment take?

The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery—There are often little bumps like mosquito bites for 15 minutes that go away on their own.

What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?

Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

For more information about whether or not BOTOX is right for you contact Dr. Kaufman at Kaufman Health and Hormone Center.

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Karen Kaufman MD, conventional and functional medicine specialist, aesthetics, supplements, hormone therapy