BOTOX

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The Effect

Botox injections have been found to reduce facial lines and wrinkles due to sun exposure and expression lines (forehead lines and frown lines are soften and often erased with treatment.)

The Procedure

Botulinum toxins have been used for neck spasms, cranial nerve disorders and eye spasms. With the FDA approval of BOTOX ® for cosmetic use in the glabellar region, the drug is used to smooth out wrinkles. When injected into facial muscles, botulinum toxins block nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing muscles and smoothing wrinkles. Currently BOTOX ® is the only form of botulinum toxin approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes in the glabellar region.

Best candidates

Adult patients, up to 65 years old.

Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Temporary swelling, discomfort. Lightening of treated skin. Acute sun sensitivity. Increased sensitivity to makeup. Pinkness or redness in skin that may persist for up to 6 months.

Treatment

Time required: The procedure itself only takes a few minutes and is almost painless, but takes a few days to take effect. The effects of each Botox injection typically last about 3 months, after which another treatment will be required to maintain the results.

Anesthesia: none

Side effects

Temporary swelling, discomfort, or bruise in the area. Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), upper respiratory infection (such as a cold or flu) , neck pain, and headache. Botox injections too close to the eyelid muscles can cause the eye area to temporarily droop.

Recovery time: Immediate

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.

If you have questions that are not answered in this website, then please contact us.

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