Botox is a safe cosmetic procedure when administered by a well-trained Doctor to an appropriate candidate. Muscle biopsies taken from patients after repeated injections have not shown any evidence of muscle damage or degeneration after long-term use.
Botox can reduce or eliminate wrinkle without surgery. Botox is a unique treatment because unlike other non-surgical treatments such chemical/laser peels and collagen injections, Botox corrects the underlying muscle instead of the skin surface by paralyzing the muscle causing the muscle to hypertrophy (shrink) thus reducing the wrinkle. The effect last 3 to 6 months based on your metabolism. The higher your metabolism the faster it wears off.
The Food and Drug Administration state that there have been no reports of systemic toxicity from Botox.
A welcome side effect is the reduction or elimination of tension or migraine headaches. We routinely have regular clients that come to us for migraine and tension headaches and all have had great success. My husband has successfully reduced his migraines from weekly to 1 every 9 to 12 months. Dr. Salamon has been injecting him every 3 months for 14 years. He was able to discontinue all his preventative medicines.
There are side effects to Botox. You cannot take Botox if you are allergic to eggs. Eye drooping may occur if medicine moves around under skin. Headaches or soreness at injection sites, rash or itchiness. All side effects are reversible. The droopy eye may take a couple of weeks to wear off. I tell all my new clients to do good research and make an educated decision if it is for you or not.
We treat with a 50 unit dose for $300. 50 units can cover 2 out of the 4 places you can treat. The 4 areas we can treat is around the eyes, between the eyebrows called the glabella, across the forehead and upper lip.