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BOTOX® Injections blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This will give your skin a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance. Studies have also suggested that BOTOX® may be useful for other more non conventional purposes, such as relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating or muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
BOTOX® is used in a medical setting as an injectable form of sterile, purified botulinum toxin, small doses of BOTOX® block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles' ability to contract, existing frown lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in a week.
BOTOX® injections are the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in the industry, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). In 2001, more than 1.6 million people received injections, an increase of 46 percent over the previous year. More popular than breast enhancement surgery and a potential blockbuster, BOTOX® is regarded by some as the ultimate fountain of youth.
By April 2002, the FDA was satisfied by its review of studies indicating that BOTOX® reduced the severity of frown lines for up to 120 days. The agency then granted approval to use the drug for this condition.
Considering BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Be sure that a qualified doctor performs the procedure.
Make sure that the doctor is trained and qualified in cosmetic skin surgery of the face.
Ask questions and be informed about the benefits and risks involved in the procedure.
Avoid alcohol and remain upright for several hours following the procedure.
Choose a medical setting using sterile techniques. Necessary equipment should be available to respond to any potential problems.
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