Global Transformation Longevity
23480 Park Sorrento STE 102B
Calabasas Ca 91302
Botox is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States, with 3.8 million treatments in 2005. Botox was introduced in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists for treating optic muscle disorders. It was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, helping millions of patients get rid of nagging facial lines and wrinkles.Today, Botox is used to treat a variety of conditions, including ocular muscle spasms, problems with eye coordination, severe armpit perspiration and migraine headaches. It’s also useful as an anti-wrinkle treatment for crow’s feet, frown lines, and furrows in the forehead. Botox is being studied to determine if it might be useful in treating conditions such as knee and hip osteoarthritis, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
How Botox Works
Botox combats wrinkles that are created when nerve cells within the muscles beneath the skin release a chemical called acetylcholine. This chemical triggers a muscle contraction that creates wrinkles. The Botox product, medically known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, is an injectable compound that disrupts the release of acetylcholine, which essentially paralyzes the muscle and stops the contraction. Results are fully evident within one week after treatment and remain for a minimum of three months.
Botox typically reduces wrinkles by 80 percent. Patients are typically between the ages of 35 and 60. Results vary among individual cases, and the results are temporary. You will need to plan foradditional injections, depending on your long-term treatment goals.
The Botox Procedure
Botox injection is performed in our medical spa, usually without anesthesia. However, a numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area. Patients may experience some minimal discomfort from the needle injection. Depending on the extent of treatment, the procedure can take a few minutes up to 20 minutes. Generally, patients return home shortly after the treatment is complete.
The selection of injection points is critical to the success of the procedure. The points of injection are first scored with a marking pencil. We may select numerous injection points for each location to be treated. These points may not be located on the wrinkle itself, but at the area where the muscle contracts. Antiseptic is also applied.
We will then determine the amount of Botox to be used for the procedure.
The Botox filler is then injected into the marked points beneath the skin. The toxins in Botox fasten to the muscles' nerve endings, which inhibits the release of the chemical acetylcholine. This will stop the muscle contractions that wrinkle the skin.
Results are usually evident within one week and last about three to five months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can improve:
We welcome you to come in and talk about if BOTOX– Cosmetic treatment is right for you, and we'll be glad to answer any and all of your questions.
Botox Side Effects and Recovery
The most common side effects of Botox include headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms and redness and pain at the injection points. Infrequently, patients may experience muscle weakness or drooping of the upper eyelid muscles. This side effect usually resolves itself within days, or in rare cases, months after the procedure.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires black box labeling on Botox and similar products to warn of a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication if the toxin spreads beyond the injection site. A black box is the strongest warning that the FDA can place on a product. None of these complications occurred in people using Botox for cosmetic reasons and the FDA states that cosmetic use of Botox appears to be safe.
Can BOTOX® Be Combined With Other Facial rejuvenation Procedures?
BOTOX® is the ideal adjunct treatment to other facial rejuvenation procedures including laser skin resurfacing, cosmetic fillers, Re firm Non-Surgical Facelift and Laser Skin Rejuvenation. We would be happy to discuss all facial rejuvenation options with you.
What is the most important information one should know about BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call us or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems after treatment with BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic:
** Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. These problems can happen hours to weeks after an injection of BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic usually because the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow can become weak after the injection. Death can happen as a complication if you have severe problems with swallowing or breathing after treatment with BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
**People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe. These patients may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
** Swallowing problems may last for several months. People who cannot swallow well may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic have the highest risk of getting these problems.
Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism.
The symptoms of botulism include:
These symptoms can happen hours to weeks after you receive an injection of BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect away from the injection site when BOTOX® has been used at the recommended dose to treat severe underarm sweating, blepharospasm, or strabismus, or when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines.
Who should not take BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Do not take BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic if you:
What should you tell us before taking BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Tell us about all your medical conditions, including if you have:
Tell us about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products.
Using BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects.
What are the ingredients in BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A
Inactive ingredients: human albumin and sodium chloride
Issued: 03/2010This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.:
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