BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002. It has virtually changed the face of medical aesthetics. How Botox Works Botox temporarily smoothes moderate to severe glabellar lines – these are the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows that look like an “11! – in adult women and men. Botox relaxes the dominant facial muscles that cause the deep lines to form, creating a smoothed and improved appearance between the brows. Results vary with each patient, but can last up to four months with the first application, and the effects typically last longer with succeeding treatments. Botox is not for everyone – for example, patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are at increased risk of potentially dangerous side effects – and anyone considering these treatments should first have a thorough medical evaluation, and ensure that they procedure is being performed by a qualified physician. But for the great majority of people concerned about facial lines and furrows, Botox provides an outstanding solution. Call or email us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Avshalumova, and let us give your whole face something to smile about! To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic visit Dr. Avshalumova for a consult, and explore the web links below. AL Dermatology PC Dr. Lyubov Avshalumova 80 Beekman Street “Southbridge Plaza” New York, NY 10038
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein toxin produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. Although it is a toxin, there have been no serious side effects because it’s used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body. BOTOX Cosmetic has been used in the US for over 20 years to restore a normal voice for people with vocal chord spasms (spasmodic dysphonia), uncontrolled eye twitches (blepharospasm), and a muscle-related eye disorder (strabismus). BOTOX Cosmetic is an injected solution that is used for the reduction and or removal of:
- – Vertical lines between the eyebrows.
- – Horizontal forehead lines.
- – Crow’s feet.
- – Horizontal lines in the neck.
- – Laugh lines on the nose.
- – Migraine headaches.
- – Reduction in the muscle activity can be noticed within 48 hours and the maximal benefit is attained about one week after treatment.