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Facial Rejuvenation: Botox

Although Botox is becoming a regularly performed procedure, there are still many misleading facts circling around it. Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, which means that there is no risk of bacteria entering the body if it is used correctly. It is a temporary, non-surgical treatment which is done by an experienced physician. Botox can be used by men and women to improve any undesirable imperfections.

Patient who received Botox with Dr. Mohebi

Left: Before Botox, Right: After Botox

The number one benefit Botox has is that it softens the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead. Botox is more beneficial to those whose wrinkles have not yet set. Having wrinkles that are not set means that the wrinkles are seen only when facial muscles are used such as smiling or frowning. Another positive effect of Botox is that the physician can easily adjust the amount that needs to be administered to fit your needs and injection sites are chosen by you and your physician.

Just like any other injectable, Botox has some side effects. After having Botox you might experience some pain and bruising in the area the injectable was given. Also, there have been cases where patients experience headache after receiving the injectable.

Since Botox is injected into specific muscles with a fine needle, it can be injected into the wrong muscle, causing you to have temporary eye drooping or other serious issues. That is why it is important to always have this procedure done by a board certified dermatologist or by a plastic surgeon.

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