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BOTOX® Cosmetic Facts

Medical Name:
Botulinum Toxin type A
Common Name:
BOTOX® Cosmetic
Estimated Cost:
$300 to $1000
Type of Anesthesia:
None
Length of Procedure: 1-2 hours
Down Time: Little to none
Recovery Time: 1-2 hours
Discomfort Level: Mild
Procedure Location: Office or surgical suite
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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Botox has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures today. Each year, more and more individuals are going to cosmetic surgeons to receive this treatment. But what exactly is Botox? This is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to help an individual achieve a more youthful facial appearance. This procedure does not require any incisions, but instead Botox is administered through injections. Botox is a form of Botulinum toxin that is purified and diluted for cosmetic purposes. When injected, Botox keeps certain muscles that cause wrinkles from contracting. In fact, the injections actually paralyze the nerves temporarily. This can prevent new wrinkles and fine lines from forming and help reduce the appearance of pre-existing lines and wrinkles. This results in a younger, more relaxed facial appearance.

The results of the Botox treatment can last anywhere from four to six months. The effects of the Botox treatment will gradually fade and follow up treatments will be needed to keep wrinkles and lines from reappearing. Treatments can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area that needs to be treated. Plus most patients are able to return to their normal activities right after treatment.

Feel free to look through the Essential Facts we have provided to gain a basic understanding on what’s involved in Botox injections. CosmeticSurgery.com also features a more detailed description about this procedure in the “Research” section. However, if you wish to learn more detailed information about Botox injections, then please consult with a cosmetic surgeon.

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