BOTOX® is one of three common neuromodulators approved by the FDA and used today by cosmetic surgeons to decrease unsightly lines which result from animation. This treatment offers a simple, non-surgical treatment that can temporarily (lasts 3-4 months) smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, forehead lines, lip lines, and lines around the outer eyes, called crows feet.” At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery our staff of highly skilled surgeons will use their experience and precision to adequately administer BOTOX and give patients a wrinkle-free and youthful appearance.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Be wary of discount products or cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Over the next three decades, as food canning was approaching a billion dollar a year industry, botulism was becoming a public health hazard. Karl Friedrich Meyer , a prodigiously productive Swiss-American veterinary scientist created a center at the Hooper Foundation see here in San Francisco, where he developed techniques for growing the organism and extracting the toxin, and conversely, for preventing organism growth and toxin production, and inactivating the toxin by heating. The California canning industry was thereby preserved.
Ingestion of alcoholic beverages prior to treatment can increase the chances of bruising and/or swelling. No anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, etc.), aspirin, Vitamin E, or Ginko Biloba one week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in area(s) of treatment. You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive cannot be allergic to eggs or egg products to receive treatment.
Botox is also used to treat overactive bladder and incontinence (urine leakage) caused by nerve disorders such as spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis. It is also used to prevent chronic migraine headaches in adults who have migraines for more than 15 days per month, each lasting 4 hours or longer. This medicine should not be used to treat a common tension headache.
Botox® is stored in a freezer at or below −5°C. The package insert recommends reconstitution using sterile saline without preservative; 0.9% sodium chloride is the preferred diluent. Some investigators suggest that reconstitution with sterile saline solution with preservative (0.9% benzyl alcohol) reduces microbial contamination and provides a weak local anesthetic effect.