Questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a neurotoxin that has the effect of paralyzing nerve fibers. This allows muscles to relax immediately around the injection site, which diminishes wrinkles and gives the area an overall more youthful appearance. BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most popular ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, treating millions of people across the country.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used in cosmetic procedures for over a decade, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002. It is a safe and effective way to smooth out wrinkles and give a youthful appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic has very few side effects and negative reactions to the procedure are extremely rare.

How long do the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
For a more lasting effect you will need to continue BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments approximately every four months. The longer you continue with the treatments, the longer they tend to last, sometimes between six and eight months.

Where can BOTOX® Cosmetic be injected?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are most commonly used to correct frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.

If you are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact the office of Dr. Michael Ciaravino to schedule a consultation. Dr. Ciaravino serves the Houston, Texas area.