Anti-Aging Injections

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Botulinum toxin injections, such as Botox, are used to help relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Injections work by blocking nerve signals required for muscle movement, which temporarily reduces the activity of the muscles that cause your unwanted facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth frown lines, crows feet, forehead furrows and skin bands on the neck. This treatment can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as skin peels, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. 

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Woman Getting Botox in LipsDuring the procedure, your skin is cleaned and a very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into specific muscles in the treatment area. By carefully choosing specific muscles, your healthcare provider weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles while preserving your natural facial expressions. Botulinum toxin treatment injections usually take under 20 minutes and no anesthesia is required.

The injections usually take effect three to five days after treatment, but it can take up to two weeks to see the full effect. The results typically last for around three to four months.

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Woman Getting Botox Injection in LipsAlthough botulinum toxin injections are generally safe, the risks of treatment include:

  • Flu-like symptoms for the first 24 hours after treatment
  • Bruising and pain at the injection site
  • Temporary facial weakness and drooping
  • In rare cases, serious problems can develop in the hours, days or weeks following treatment – including blurred or double vision, breathing difficulties, trouble swallowing and slurred speech.

You should seek immediate medical attention if your breathing or vision is affected after having botulinum toxin injections.

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