What is Botox?
Botox comes from a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that has been purified for use as a treatment.

What does Botox do?
Botox paralyzes the muscles in the area of the body where it is injected.

How long does Botox last?
The effects of Botox normally last some 3-12 months. After that the injections may need to be repeated.

What is Botox used for?

  • Cosmetic uses – to treat wrinkles around forehead, face, eyes and mouth. (It’s only FDA approved for use around eyes and forehead)
  • Crossed eyes
  • Severe underarm sweating
  • Migraines
  • Overactive bladder
  • Eyelid pain
  • Neck spasms

What are the benefits of Botox?
In the face it smooths out wrinkles for a younger look.

How long does Botox take to get?
Facial injection is usually done in an office, only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. When injected into the bladder to control urinary urgency it can take 15 minutes or longer.

How long does Botox take to work?
Commonly, it takes from a few days to two weeks to see the full effects of botox.

What are the possible side effects of Botox?
Local pain and bruising
Headache and flu-like symptoms
Facial pain
Itching, rash
Muscle weakness
Allergic reaction

What is the cost of Botox?
The cost of Botox varies according to the number of units used, the physician or provider and the body part being treated. The average price is about $20/unit and a single treatment can use 20-60 units of Botox. The range is approximately $200 to two thousand dollars.

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Written by HEALTHdrum