Frequently Asked Questions About Botox Treatments


Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?


Botox should not be used on patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a neurologic disease. The effects of BOTOX® may be increased with the use of certain antibiotics or other drugs that interfere with neuromuscular transmission. Ensure that your doctor is aware of any current medications you are taking. If you have any questions regarding the use of BOTOX® treatment, please consult your doctor.


What are the side effects of BOTOX® treatment?


Typically the amount of BOTOX® and side effects and BOTOX® danger remains low. Any BOTOX® side effects can typically only last 6 months at a maximum, because BOTOX® treatments are temporary. People with neuromuscular disorders should consult with their physician carefully before having a BOTOX® injection treatment, as cardiovascular problems may arise. Likewise, those with cardiovascular disease should also pay special attention.


It is a natural response to assume there is some BOTOX® injection danger with a prosuct derived from a toxin, but it is in fact very safe, and has been is use for some time. It is always prudent to refview the BOTOX® injection side effects and procedure so that any BOTOX® injection danger is know and understood.


Some patients have been known to experience the side effects of BOTOX® of bruisng at the site of the injection. The most common BOTOX® side effects following the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic for glabellar lines are headache (13.3%), respiratory infection (3.5%), temporary eyelid droop (3.2%), nausea (3.0%), and flu syndrome (2.0%). Blepharoptosis is consistent with the pharmacologic action of BOTOX® Cosmetic and may be technique related. In rare occurences BOTOX® cosmetic can spread into neighboring muscles and cause temporary paralysis. In less that 1% of patients, this can cause drooping of the eyelid.


Less frequently side effects of BOTOX® occurring (< 3%) adverse reactions included pain in the face, erythema at the injection site, and muscle weakness. These events are thought to be associated with the injection and occurred within the first week.


Where can BOTOX® be used?


The most common areas are frown lines, forehead lines, and crow feet. Other areas include the neck and upper lip.


How effective is BOTOX®® Cosmetic?


In a clinical study with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the majority of patients (82.5%) reported an improvement in glabellar lines after a week. Results were still reported up to 4 months later.


Does the injection hurt?


A very tiny needle is all that is needed for the procedure. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection.


Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatments


Hair Removal


How Many Treatments Are Needed?


Laser treatments impair the growth capacity of the hair follicles when they are in the active growth stage. Not all follicles are active at the same time and several treatments, every few weeks, may be necessary to obtain the desired results. The number of treatments needed to achieve hair reduction varies. Most patients experience a marked reduction in hair growth in 5 to 8 treatments. Additionally other factors such as hair density, age and hormones can affect the results of your treatment.


What Should I Expect Following Each Treatment?


Once your treatment session is complete, you are free to resume your normal routine. Some patients might experience a slight redness in the treated area. This should resolve in a day or two.


Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen following any laser treatment.


Immediately after treatment, hair follicles might seem to grow for one or two weeks. Typically these are lifeless hairs and they will fall out quite easily.


Laser Leg & Facial Vein Removal


What should I expect after the procedure?


The appearance of the treated vessels will dramatically change turning from blue and purple into light red. Some of the vessels may bulge. However, any inflammation will disappear within a couple of hours. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs, which may take anywhere between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the severity of the veins.


The post-operative treatment regime may include wearing support hose, avoiding medication containing aspirin and wearing sunscreen. Make sure to discuss these options with your laser practitioner prior to the treatment.


How many treatments will I need?


Depending on the severity of the veins, you may require between one and three treatments six weeks apart. The treatment is performed on the existing vessels, their appearance. However, the development of new veins cannot be prevented. If your body tends to develop vascular problems, you most likely come back for additional treatment.

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