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BOTOX® Cosmetic

One form of an injectable is the Botulin Toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum.  Commonly used FDA approved toxins are Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. These prescription medications work at neuromuscular junctions preventing moderate to severe wrinkles to form on the face and neck temporarily.  The average duration of the toxin is 3 to 6 months. It is a safe injection with no down time and minimal side effects, the most common being headaches which is 3% of the population. Any adverse reactions are usually mild and resolve on their own within a few days.  There are very few contraindications which one can inquire from our doctors. Most Toxins are used in the face, for example, the lines on our forehead, the wrinkles at the top of our nose between the brows, the “crow feet” wrinkles on the side of our eyes, and those horizontal and vertical neck wrinkles or “turkey neck” called platysmas lines.  These are to mention a few.