and BOTOX® Cosmetics - all
VERY hot topics. Recent News "suggest" it may relieve
pain from migraine headaches!
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BOTOX® Injections or BOTOX® Cosmetics?
Over 2.3 million people received BOTOX® Cosmetics or BOTOX® injections in the last
year. Despite the treatment’s benefits, popularity, and FDA
safety approval, choosing a QUALIFIED doctor is serious. You've hear
only the hype and marketing end of BOTOX® injections -- you rarely hear of the
BOTOX® Injections or BOTOX® Cosmetics Right for YOU?
Be realistic and do your research - we can’t directly answer that question for
you. There are BOTOX® information
centers where you can learn about BOTOX® injections and procedures and what kind of
results you can expect. You should contact a board certified
doctor directly with your questions requesting a no obligation
consultation. If you want to hear of the problems with BOTOX® injections, we suggest
you find some message boards and join in on the discussions.
Injections and BOTOX® Cosmetics History
BOTOX® was actually introduced over 20 years ago - called botulinum toxin A or
BOTOX®. it was
first administered via botox injections into the muscles surrounding the eye to
patients suffering from crossed eyes. It interferes with muscle spasms by
blocking nerve impulses and relaxing the muscle. Early
successful clinical trials resulted in BOTOX®® gaining FDA approval for
treatment and/or relief of neck pain, facial muscle spasms, and eye misalignment.
Currently, BOTOX® is being used in treating a variety of
conditions including migraine headaches, lower back pain, and excessive
Allergan company was first to earn FDA approval of
for treatment of glabellar lines (the area located between the
eyebrows). Since this approval, BOTOX® injections have become the most
sought after cosmetic treatment
in clinics worldwide. The popularity of BOTOX® is primarily due to the
non-surgical nature of the procedure, minimal side effects and
affordability -- not to mention that it reduced wrinkles!
Cosmetics and BOTOX® Injections and Procedures
In the past, smoothing lines and wrinkles required surgery.
Today a simple, almost painless, 15-minute procedure can deliver impressive
results. using a fine gauge surgical needle, BOTOX® injections are
inserted into the
problem facial regions to relax the muscles. The peak effect of BOTOX® injections typically occurs two to three weeks after injection and the duration of
effect is three to six months. That means treatments MUST be repeated. Treatments can be repeated as often as
necessary, generally every four to six months has been recommended.
BOTOX® injections, ice can be applied to the area to reduce any
swelling and discomfort. Since the procedure takes but 15 minutes, most patients can return to their daily routine immediately.
However (and this is strange) a four to six hour period must pass before
the patient can lie down. Patients are NOT to rub the treated area, as this might cause the
BOTOX® to extend to
Injections - A Defense Against Aging
Women especially tend to take drastic measures to reduce the appearance of
wrinkles. Most attempts consisted of expensive creams and miracle gadgets
touted on television. Quack, quack - these miracle cures were hype and women
trashed them quickly. Fly-by-night companies sold every conceivable
contraption -- all ineffective.
is different: It has generated interest, new hope and effective
solutions in the defense against aging.
No longer is the unsuspecting public falling prey to the bogus offers of youth.
Injections - A Few Statistics
Statistics report that more than 1.5 million
BOTOX® procedures were performed in
2001, with an expected 3.5 million for 2002. Prior to its approval for cosmetic purposes,
BOTOX® was approved for
safe treatment of muscle spasms caused by cerebral palsy, uncontrollable
eyelid spasms, and crossed eyes.
is a derivative of the botulinum toxin responsible for food
poisoning. It was even once considered by the military for use in biological
warfare. It is a lethal toxin -- it's only the very
small dosage that keeps it safe for use.
Wrinkle free meetings are even being coordinated in offices and
homes around the country. These provide emotional support. If you are
part of one of the "meeting", better make the guest-of-honor a
board certified doctor!
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