5 things you need to know about Botox Treatment

At some point in life, many of us start to feel that the way we look may be a reflection of our overall well-being. Sometimes, we may feel more vital and healthy than our overall appearance projects. For some of us, treatment with Botox can be a potential solution to this challenge. But before you decide to seek therapeutic treatment with Botox, there are some basic things you should know.

1. Safety: Botox® has undergone more clinical trials than any other medication in the world. It was first developed by an ophthalmologist to treat strabismus (crossed eyes) and was approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat glabellar furrows (“11” lines). Since then, its applications have expanded far and wide. Many areas of the face and the rest of the body can be treated safely and effectively with Botox®.

2. How it works: Botox® works by relaxing muscles. The physician injects the Botox® into the specific muscle groups that cause unwanted wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, the wrinkles soften. Treatment with Botox® also prevents these wrinkles from deepening over time. The effects of Botox® begin to show about 3 days after injection.

3. How long it lasts: The effects of Botox® last about 3-4 months. Most patients come in for treatment about 3 times a year.

4. Side Effects: While rare, bruising and temporary swelling are the most common side effects. Other very rare side effects include a droopy eyelid and double vision. These side effects tend to occur when the injector does not inject the Botox® into the correct location.

5. Who should administer it: Botox is a drug that should be delivered by a trained medical professional. Botox is not a spa treatment to be delivered by a non-medical professional. While some providers may allow non clinicians to administer this treatment, this is not best practice. Side effects, while rare, can happen, and you may feel better having a physician do this rather than a non-physician. Our practice has done thousands of Botox treatments.
At Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center, we can customize treatment plans to meet your budget needs. We believe treatment with Botox requires real skill. Botox is not a spa treatment; it is a medication that should be administered by a medical professional experienced in its use.

To learn more about Botox Treatment at Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center with Dr. Dittrich or Dr. Johnson call us today at 215-465-9600.


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