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Botox Cosmetic Q&A
Although it’s the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, there is still a ton of misinformation out there about Botox Cosmetic injections. You want to look younger, but all the stories you hear about botched results and other types of negative information can make you reluctant to try Botox for yourself. The following Botox FAQ will help you separate fact from fiction.
Botox Cosmetic Frequently, and Less Frequently, Asked Questions
Is Botox Safe? Is Botox a Poison?
Botox Cosmetic has a proven record of safety and efficacy after years of study through clinical trials and FDA approval. Although it does contain a tiny amount of botulinum toxin, it is a purified form that is perfectly safe for treating wrinkles and fine lines.
Will Botox Cosmetic Injections Freeze My Face?
Just like any other aesthetic procedure, the quality of your results from Botox injections depends entirely on the training and experience of your provider. Receiving Botox injections from an experienced specialist with training in facial anatomy is the only way to ensure that your results will be natural looking in order to avoid that expressionless, "frozen face" look.
Can Botox Weaken Facial Muscles?
Although it may sound scary, it's true that Botox weakens facial muscles over time. This is actually quite beneficial since it means your results will last longer and you will need maintenance treatments less frequently.
New aesthetic treatments are being developed all the time. While there is nothing wrong with sticking with tried-and-true treatments, it never hurts to branch out and explore new options from time to time. After all, there's no telling what a revolutionary new treatment may do for you. At the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center Beverly Hills medical spa, you can rest assured that you have access to the latest and best aesthetic treatment options at all times. We worked hard in 2016 to identify great new procedures and technologies, and we are sure that you will be pleased with what you find.
At our Beverly Hills medical spa, we continually take patient feedback into consideration to improve and enhance our offerings. We also stay on the cutting edge of technologies within the industry by attending special events and staying caught up on the latest developments. Our knowledgeable and experienced team receives in-depth training regarding all new treatments and products to ensure that they can educate patients like you as effectively as possible.
Is Botox Effective? Does Botox Always Work?
According to data gathered from clinical trials, Botox is a very effective treatment for moderate-to-severe frown lines. Although rare, it's possible for some people to not experience a noticeable reduction in lines and wrinkles. If this occurs, you should follow up with your provider to discuss other treatment options.
Is Botox FDA Approved?
Since 2002, Botox has been FDA approved for the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows. Its safety continues to be researched and studied, and as of 2013, the FDA has approved Botox for reducing crow's feet.
Is Botox Kosher? Is it Vegan?
Botox is derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, so it isn’t developed from animals. Botox is currently not certified for Kosher compliance.
Is Botox Permanent? Can Botox Be Reversed?
Botox cannot be reversed after it's injected. Since it's only a temporary treatment with results lasting up to four months, the effects of Botox gradually fade over time.
Can Botox Spread?
In extremely rare cases, the effects of the botulinum toxin may spread to other areas of the body. However, seeing a properly licensed and trained provider will help prevent this from happening.
Is Botox Safe While Breastfeeding or Pregnant?
Since it's unknown how Botox can affect an unborn baby or if it can pass through breast milk, we advise against receiving Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is Botox Right for Me?
Only a trained provider can determine if you are a good candidate for Botox. During your initial consultation at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills, we will evaluate your skin and facial anatomy and examine your medical history to determine if Botox is right for you.
Have More Questions About Botox Cosmetic? Schedule a Consultation!
At Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, we are proud to be one of the premier Botox providers in Beverly Hills. For more information about Botox Cosmetic or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced medical aesthetic specialists, contact us today!