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Physicians have been using BOTOX® for years to successfully to treat wrinkles and facial creases caused by muscle movement. BOTOX® is produced by the company Allergan pharmaceuticals, whereas Dysport® is produced by Galderma pharmaceuticals is made by Merz pharmaceuticals. These three brands are similar in their function and use.

How does BOTOX® work?
◦ BOTOX® blocks the signal released from the nerve to the muscle; the muscle is therefore unable to contract and unable to wrinkle the overlying skin causing softer fine lines and wrinkles.
◦ The most common areas where this is used are the forehead, crow's feet (lines around the eye), and the glabella (between the eyebrows). It can also be used for the chin and the neck.
◦ Wrinkles caused by sun damage, gravity, and deep loss of volume will not respond to BOTOX®.

How is a BOTOX® procedure performed?
◦ This procedure takes only a few minutes and doesn't require anesthesia.
◦ The dermatologist will evaluate your skin and discuss which muscles should be treated.
◦ BOTOX® is injected with a very fine needle into the specific muscles.
◦ To reduce the risk of bruising, you may be asked to ice before and after the treatment.
◦ It takes approximately three to seven days to take full effect.

After care:
◦ Keep your head upright for 4-8 hours afterwards; do not lay flat.
◦ No vigorous activity for 4-8 hours after the treatment.
◦ No tight headbands for 4-8 hours.
◦ DO use the muscles in the areas where the injections were done; this helps the muscles absorb the medication.

What else is BOTOX® used for?
◦ Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
◦ Migraines.
◦ Urinary incontinence.
◦ Muscle spasms.

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