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Aesthetic use of Botulinum Toxin A (Botox)back to patient info

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).