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Botox FDA Approved Uses

In 1989, the FDA approved the use of Botox to treat two common eye-muscle disorders: strabismus (misaligned eyes) and blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking). It was during the clinical trials that doctors observed a side effect from the Botox treatment that was not only harmless, but it was positive for the patients.

After the Botox FDA approved injections, patients reported they had lost their frown lines and especially the glabella lines that appear as two vertical lines coming up between the eyebrows like the number 11. The miniscule amount of Botox used for controlling the eye disorders had given patients a younger and more relaxed appearance.

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Botox FDA Approved Uses: Look Younger and Live Better

Sixteen years later, Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. In the early days after approval, the rich and famous were getting injections of Botox in Beverly Hills, New York City, Paris, Rome and London. But today, Botox treatments are for everyone. Botox injections are a safe and simple fix for many cosmetic and non-cosmetic issues from smoothing a lined forehead to urinary incontinence.

Is Botox a Miracle Drug?

Botox, a neurotoxin, has proved to be effective in so many cosmetic and medical treatments, that it is often called a miracle drug. People who have suffered from excessive sweating show astonishing results after Botox treatments. Long-time migraine sufferers have reported fewer headaches and with less intensity.

Even muscular, bladder and bowel disorders have improved with Botox treatments. It has even been used a non-surgical neck lift, offering a very successful double chin treatment alternative. Scientists predict that there are many more uses for Botox coming in the near future.

Botox for Anti-Aging and Beauty

Botox injections prevent facial muscle contractions, so the skin stays smooth, unwrinkled and unlined. Some studies indicate that Botox treatments may be able to permanently prevent wrinkles. If treatment is started before deep wrinkles and lines are established, results have been positive for long-term, wrinkle-free facial skin.

From 2002 to 2012, it is estimated that 12 million or more Botox treatments have been used to help men and women regain a more youthful and healthy appearance.

The Rise in Botox Popularity

Botox is easy to love. Botox treatments are safe. Botox is affordable. Botox has no recovery period, so you can leave the treatment office and go right back to work or pick up the kids from school.

You can walk out of the office knowing that within a few days, you’ll notice fewer wrinkles and smoother skin. Plus, Botox treatments may last for up to nine months.

Botox FDA approved uses for medical disorders include:

  • Crossed eyes
  • Involuntarily neck muscle contractions
  • Involuntarily shoulder muscle spasms
  • Facial spasms and uncontrollable blinking
  • Post-stroke upper limb rigidity
  • Excessive sweating
  • Overactive bladder and urinary incontinence

Botox FDA approved uses for cosmetic rejuvenation include:

  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Smile lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Sagging jawlines
  • Jowls
  • Deep neck wrinkles

For more information about Botox safety and where to get the best Botox treatments in Beverly Hills, contact our LA-based aesthetic clinic and schedule a consultation with our certified injection specialists. Find out if Botox is right for your cosmetic anti-aging today!

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New protocols for office visits View Update

New protocols for office visits

May 12th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted many changes to your normal office visit. These changes have been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety during your visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID-19 and are negative. They are being monitored daily as well and will be practicing safety guidelines.

  1. If you are sick, do not come to the office. Call our front desk and we will reschedule your appointment promptly once you’re healthy again.
  2. Please wear a mask to your appointment.
  3. Do not bring someone else with you to your appointment. They will not be able to enter the office and wait for you. The only exceptions are for those who require medical assistance or translation assistance. Additionally, please do not bring any pets to the office with you.
  4. The day before your appointment, as in the past, you will be called to confirm your appointment. During that call you will be asked if you have any symptoms like fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste. You will also be asked if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or have been traveling on a commercial airplane within the last 2 weeks.
  5. When you arrive for your appointment, please call the office from your car. A staff member will either tell you to come up to the office at that time or will ask you to wait in your car until they text you to come up. Before entering the front door of the office, you will be met by a staff member who will take your temperature with a no-touch forehead thermometer to be sure you don’t have a fever. They will again ask you if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. You will be given a mask if you don’t have one, as well as hand sanitizer since you touched the doorknob to enter the office. We will stagger appointments so that on the day of your treatment, you will not interact with any other patients.
  6. You will be taken directly to an exam room which has been cleaned and disinfected just prior to your arrival. There are also air filtration machines installed in each exam room which sterilize the air.
  7. Our medical assistants, who will be wearing N95 masks and protective eye shields, will take your history and prepare you for your visit. You will be asked to sign a new COVID-19 consent form in addition to any of the usual consent forms you may be used to.
  8. After your treatment, you will check out while in the exam room and any products you purchase will be brought to you. If you give us your credit card information the day before your appointment, we can handle the checkout without physically touching your card.
  9. Please try to make your follow up appointments during your office visit. With new scheduling changes and staggered appointments, last minute appointments may be difficult to schedule.