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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Enhance Your Look with BOTOX® Cosmetic

Many people are already using BOTOX® Cosmetic to enhance their appearance, smooth out wrinkles, and enjoy a relaxed facial feeling. After being approved by the FDA for cosmetic uses in 2002, BOTOX® Cosmetic grew to become the most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure that year and the following year. BOTOX® Cosmetic continues to provide highly effective way of eliminating wrinkles and restoring smoothness and youth to the face that is both non-surgical and minimally invasive.

While BOTOX® Cosmetic is best known for its treatment of facial wrinkles, especially frown lines between the brows, it is also approved for treating headaches, managing excessive sweating, and relieving muscle spasms.

In some cases, Restylane® and Sculptra® can have similar effects as BOTOX® treatments and can be combined with stunning, synergistic effects. Consult with our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Perry, to learn which injectable is best for you, as well as combination packages of several injectables.

Learn About Allergan Brilliant Distinctions™ Program

Dr. Perry and Chrysalis Cosmetics is pleased to announce the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions™ Program! This new loyalty program sponsored by Allergan enables patients to earn points with every Juvederm® injection! These points can be used towards coupons on future BOTOX® or Juvederm® treatments! Coupon can be used towards the purchase of Latisse® as well. Please request a membership packet at your next Juvederm® treatment or contact our office for more information!

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Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Injections?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved for people aged 18 to 65. BOTOX® treatments are not recommended for:

  • Individuals who are allergic to egg or botulinum toxin – BOTOX ® Cosmetic is packed in an egg (albumin) protein for stability. Speak to Dr. Perry about any suspected allergies.
  • Individuals with an active infection or inflammation at the injection site
  • Women who are pregnant, might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • Individuals suffering from neuromuscular disorders – While these disorders may not preclude you from undergoing BOTOX® treatment, they can increase the risk of side effects and should be brought to Dr. Perry’s attention.

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Things to Consider Before Undergoing BOTOX® Injections

Effects are longer lasting with repeated treatments

We recommend setting up a treatment schedule to maintain your youthful new look.

Discontinuing treatment causes your wrinkles to reappear

Lines and creases will revert to their pre-treatment state without regularly scheduled upkeep.

BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically alter your facial expressions

You will still be able to express surprise and other emotions after BOTOX® treatments.

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How Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Injected?

BOTOX ® injections are completed quickly, taking only about 10 minutes. Dr. Perry will begin by examining your face and the sources of your creases or wrinkles. He will identify the muscles to be treated, cleanse the area, apply a topical or local anesthetic if needed, and then delivers BOTOX® Cosmetic to the treatment area through a micro needle. After treatment, you may want to ice the area, but BOTOX® Cosmetic creates no downtime, and you will be free to return to your usual activities.

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What Are the Risks of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX ® injections are so popular in part because they are so safe. However, it helps to be aware of risks before deciding whether to undergo BOTOX® injections.

Localized discomfort

Like any injectable, BOTOX® Cosmetic can cause bruising, bleeding, redness, and tenderness at the injection site. These effects can be managed with medication, ice, etc. For more information, consult with Dr. Perry.

Temporary eyelid drooping

This effect should disappear on its own.

Nausea

Nausea can be managed with medication and should go away on its own.

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For BOTOX® treatments administered in a safe environment by an experienced doctor, rely on Chrysalis Cosmetics. To schedule a consultation or learn more about BOTOX® injections at our practice, contact Chrysalis Cosmetics today.

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