Botox is a purified protein produced by the Clostiridum botulinum bacteria. These bacteria make toxins that paralyze muscles and in large doses can be detrimental to humans. However, in the 1950’s scientists discovered that it could be used as medical treatment for muscle spasms when given in much smaller doses by local injection. Over the decades it has been used in treatment of blepharospasm (eyelid spasms), strabismus (crossed eyes) and cervical dystonia (painful muscle spasms of the neck). It wasn’t until 2002 when botox was FDA approved for cosmetic treatments to reduce frown lines of the brow that are created by repetitive use of facial muscles. Botox is one of the most well studied medications used throughout the world and has very few risks or side effects.*
VitaNovu uses Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® for the treatment of moderate to severe lines on the face and neck caused by hyperactive facial muscles. Dysport® and Xeomin® are newer versions of botox that have been marketed by different companies and contain slightly different ingredients. However, they all have the same effect of temporarily paralyzing the muscle to relax wrinkles and lines. Dr. Barry will provide consultation to help decide which product will work best for you and how many units are needed to achieve your desired results. Typically 30-60 units are required for women and 50-80 units for men.*
Botox injection is performed in the office by Dr. Barry during a 15-20 minute appointment (first time appointments are 30 minutes). Many patients may see a difference within a few days after injection. Patient satisfaction is nearly 100% with the procedure. The only downside is that it is not a permanent result and will typically wear off within 3-4 months, requiring repeat injection. However, if you maintain repeat injection on a regular schedule during the first year of treatment, you will typically require less units or less frequent treatments over time.*
Thinking of hosting a botox party for your friends?
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