BOTOX Cosmetic Questions Arcadia

All you need to know about Botox®

  1. What is Botox® Cosmetic (what is Dysport®, what is Xeomin®)?
    Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are prescription medications that are injected into muscles to relax them, thereby reducing lines and wrinkles that are formed by the contraction of these muscles. This result is temporary (non-permanent).
  2. How does Botox® work?
    This prescription medicine, when injected into muscle, blocks nerve impulses to the muscle, reducing muscle contractions that lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles.
  3. How long does it take before I see results after Botox®?
    Most patients at the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery see significant results within three to five days, although some may not see results for a longer period of time. Lines can continue to improve for up to 30 days after treatment.
  4. How long does Botox® last?
    After seeing a marked improvement in the lines treated by Botox® within days, visible results usually last 3 to 4 months. In some cases, results have lasted longer. Since individual results may vary, consult with Dr. Chow regarding your expectations before your treatment.
  5. Who administers Botox®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® at the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery?
    Dr. Chow personally performs all such treatments for every patient. Many treatments have been carefully developed for a specific individual based on that person’s cosmetic concerns and goals.
  6. Is treatment with Botox® painful?
    Discomfort is usually brief and minimal. Even so, you will have anesthetic cream applied to your injection area, as well as a cold pack to help numb the area just before treatment.
  7. Who should not have a Botox® treatment?
    You should always seek the advice of a qualified health care professional before receiving a prescription medication. In general, do not seek Botox® Cosmetic treatment if you have:
    • a disease that can lead to muscle or nerve weakness
    • allergies to any botulinum product (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Myobloc®)
    • an infection in the treatment area
    • swallowing problems
    • bleeding problems
    • significant breathing problems
    • are pregnant or attempting to conceive
    • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Botox® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

Dysport® is a registered trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Ltd.
Myobloc® is a registered trademark of Solstice Neurosciences, Inc.
Xeomin® is a registered trademark of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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