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Facial Botox® Injection

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Facial Botox® Injection

What is a Facial Botox® Injection?

During a facial Botox® injection, a soluble form of botulinum toxin A is injected into the skin. This blocks nerve endings that signal facial muscles and improves the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

Also Known As:

  • Botox®
  • Anti-aging
  • Botulinum toxin A injection

Conditions Treated with a Facial Botox® Injection:

A facial Botox® injection is utilized in cases of facial and laugh line wrinkles.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to a Facial Botox® Injection:

Anti-aging skincare products are non-surgical alternatives to a facial Botox® injection. Surgical alternatives include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, face lift, thread lift, fat grafting, collagen replacement therapy, chemical skin peel, laser skin resurfacing and hyaluronic acid therapy.

Anesthesia with a Facial Botox® Injection:

No anesthesia is needed for a facial Botox® injection.

Potential Complications from a Facial Botox® Injection:

Possible risks following a facial Botox® injection include headaches, numbness, bruising, drooping muscle and temporary asymmetry. If the injection is in the neck, difficulty swallowing can occur.

Prognosis after a Facial Botox® Injection:

The prognosis for a positive end result following a facial Botox® injection is good. The effects last for three to 12 months.

Recovery from a Facial Botox® Injection:

Total recovery from a facial Botox® injection takes three to four hours.

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