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Botox® Cosmetic

Reduce fine lines & wrinkles.

Look years younger without surgery!

Safe and Effective
No Downtime
Immediate Results

The Problems with Aging, that can be solved with Botox® Cosmetic:

  • The lines that appear between your brows (frown lines)
  • Worry lines of forehead
  • Sagging eye brow
  • Crow’s feet (smile lines)

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Botox® Cosmetic, sometimes called ”a facelift in a bottle“, is a purified protein. When small doses are injected directly into the muscles, impulses from the nerves to the injected muscle causing the wrinkles are blocked – allowing them to relax. This relaxing of the muscle allows the skin to smooth out persistent lines that which developed over time.

Botox treatments usually last about 10-15 minutes and keep the muscles that cause lines relaxed for up to 4 months. Results are dramatic and apparent within days and, unlike surgery, it is fast, simple and minimally invasive. Repeated use has been proven to prolong the effects of Botox.

If you’re considering a wrinkle treatment and are interested in understanding how Botox® can help you look younger and healthier we invite you to schedule a free consultation.

Check out Dr. Glazer’s article on Botox in the
May 2013 issue of Make It Better Magazine:

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Common Questions About Botox® Cosmetic Treatment

Where is Botox® Cosmetic Used?

It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows or for crow’s feet around the eyes. These wrinkles are called “dynamic” and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. It also works well for bands in the neck.

Am I a good candidate?

The best candidates for the procedure are those between ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are “static” and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients, including Restylane injections. Each person is different however, and should undergo a consultation to determine the most effective treatment plan.

How is Botox® Cosmetic Administered?

A very small amount of Botox® Cosmetic is injected into each of the target areas using a very small needle. Because the needle is fine, only a small amount of the liquid is injected and the associated discomfort is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a light pinch. No sedation or local anesthetic is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.

Are the injections painful?

Botox injections are very small and done with a tiny needle that usually does not cause discomfort. The pressure sensation associated with the injection goes away very quickly and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.

When will I notice the difference and how long will it last?

Botox treatment takes three to eight days to take full effect which sometimes can be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. The results usually last from 3 to 5 months. Often, repeated treatments can lead to longer results. The effects of Botox® Cosmetic are confined to the treatment sites.

What happens as treatment begins to wear off?

As the Botox treatment wears off the wrinkles will begin to reappear but frequently they are not as deep or noticeable. It requires three to four Botox injections to maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round. With repeat treatments, the effects tend to last longer thus requiring fewer injections.

Is there any downtime?

No. Most people return to work or normal activities immediately following treatment. It is recommended however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area for one day.

What about BOTOX® for Migraine Help?

BOTOX® has been found to give relief to Migraine sufferers. The treatment of severe headaches really belongs to neurologists, not plastic surgeons. But BOTOX® for migraine help is gaining acceptance.

Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that that defines individuals who sweat more than the body would normally need to maintain optimal temperature.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

There are two types of hyperhidrosis.

Focal Hyperhidrosis is localized to one or more of the following areas:

  • Underarms
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Face

Generalized Hyperhidrosis

Also known as a secondary hyperhidrosis, this is actually caused by another underlying condition (e.g. endocrine disorders, menopause, obesity, nerve damage, and rarely, some types of drugs.

Botox® Injections

Botox injections interrupt the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland to reduce the sweating in the area that is affected. The injection is done with a very fine needle and, for treatment of the underarms, face and head, anesthesia is often not required as the procedure is virtually painless. For treatment of the hands and feet, local anesthesia is used to avoid injection discomfort.

The percent reduction in sweating in clinical study was 83% in 95% of participants. The effect of treatment can be immediate or take up to a week, with the average duration of effect after a single treatment being 7 months.