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Botulinum Toxin A (Botox)
Botulinum Toxin A has been used safely by Eye Surgeons since 1973. Botulinum Toxin A can be used to treat dynamic facial lines (wrinkles that appear on facial expression).
How does it work?
Small doses of Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) temporarily soften or smooth out facial lines by weakening the muscles.
How long after the injections does it take to become effective?
It usually starts to take effect after about 3 days reaching maximum efficacy after about 1 week.
How long does the effect last?
The effect usually lasts between 2-6 months.
When should Botox not be used?
· In individuals with facial lines not related to muscle pull (static lines).
· In individuals with known hypersensitivity to Botulinum Toxin A or any of the excipients.
· In the presence of infection at the proposed injection sites.
· Botox should not be used in pregnant or lactating women.
What are the side effects of Botulinum Toxin A?
· Drooping of eyelid.
· Difficulty in completely closing your eyes shut when asleep.
· Bruising at injection site.
· Swelling at injection site.
· Fever and flu like symptoms (very uncommon).