Definition - What does Botox mean?

Botox is a cosmetic treatment in which botulinum toxin is injected into targeted muscles on the face or neck to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other tell-tale signs of aging. This process cause the muscles to relax and temporarily causes a reduction in the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles.

Results typically last up to four months.

TheConsultation explains Botox

Botox is a simple, non-surgical procedure performed by a trained plastic surgeon or dermatologist. The treatment can be completed in less than one hour and the patient can resume normal activities afterwards. The number of treatments required vary; this is determined by the location being treated and the severity of the condition being treated.

Common side effects include some redness and swelling, minor bruising and soreness. Most of the side effects are a result of the injection and not the botulinum itself.

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