What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is specially formulated with a purified protein, which relaxes the muscles when injected into the targeted area, ultimately reducing the appearance of frown lines and facial wrinkles. It is a minimally invasive procedure, allowing patients to return to normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. If necessary, a topical anesthesia can be used before your Fresno BOTOX® procedure.
Is BOTOX safe?
FDA approved, Botox® is a safe and effective procedure that provides patients with results that can last anywhere from 3 to 5 months, on average. BOTOX has been used for over 20 years for a variety of medical conditions, and it has been FDA approved for cosmetic usage since 2002.
What are common side effects?
Following the BOTOX® procedure, it is not uncommon to experience some minor swelling, redness, or bruising around the targeted site. Patients can take Tylenol and/or use ice packs to help reduce swelling and relieve any discomfort. Other side effects include drooping of the eyelids, nausea, headache, and respiratory infection, but these only occur in about 1% of patients. The side effects are temporary, and they usually resolve themselves within a few weeks.