Botox Cosmetic Palo Alto
BOTOX® and facial fillers can be used alone or in combination to beautifully relax wrinkles and restore volume to the face that has been affected by the environment, age and gravity.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein derivative of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Our experienced staff administers BOTOX® Cosmetic via a series of injections into the muscles of the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by inhibiting the transmission of nerve impulses, thereby decreasing wrinkle-forming muscle contractions. BOTOX® Cosmetic can help decrease unwanted wrinkles while preserving natural facial expressions.
How long do the positive effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic typically starts to improve your appearance in 48 hours with the maximum effect reached in two weeks. Results typically last three to four months and with repeated treatments may last longer.
Are there any side effects?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been safely used for cosmetic purposes since its approval by the FDA in 2002.
As with any medical procedure, risks and side effects do exist. The most common side effects include bruising, temporary eyebrow or eyelid droop, a temporary headache and rarely flu-like symptoms.