The Facts About Botox®

For many years, the mere mention of the word “Botox®” has evoked a variety of opinions (some negative and some positive), and for a long time, Botox® injections were thought to be a procedure reserved for the rich and famous to maintain their beauty and fight the natural signs of aging. In recent years, however, more and more women (and men) are choosing to have Botox® for a number of reasons.  Botox® has definitely become more mainstream, affordable and accessible for those who are neither rich nor famous, and people are beginning to understand its medical benefits.

Regardless of what you have heard or read about Botox®, keep in mind that not all information out there is factual. For this reason, it’s recommended you get accurate information from a trained professional—a medical doctor who has been educated in Botox® injections and can explain the benefits of this hugely popular cosmetic enhancement/medical treatment.

What, Exactly, is Botox®?

Botox® is actually the trade name for the botulinum toxin type A, which was originally used beginning in the 1980’s to treat facial and eyelid muscle spasms. In recent years, however, Botox® has become a very popular anti-aging tool as it reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Because Botox® is both fascinating and misunderstood, it’s important that you understand what Botox® can do for you in regard to the aging process. If you’re considering Botox® in Denver, please learn as much as you can before undertaking Botox® injections. Here are some basic facts about Botox®:

  • The FDA approved Botox® for treatment of eye spasms in 1989.
  • The FDA approved cosmetic Botox® for creases in the frown lines in 2002, and it soon became the number one cosmetic procedure performed in cosmetic surgery facilities.
  • A licensed injector must administer Botox® injections.
  • The number of needle pokes necessary varies for each individual, as does how long the Botox® will last. Some patients may require more frequent injections than others.
  • Depending on the depth of your creases, how quickly Botox® works varies, but regardless of how deep your frown lines or wrinkles are, Botox® will eventually work (on most patients).
  • Most people react very well to Botox®; while rare, any adverse side effects will usually subside quickly.
  • Botox® aids in medical problems including migraine headaches, excessive sweating, bladder spasms, cerebral palsy and general muscle spasms.

If you’re looking for Botox® in Denver, please visit the Fante Eye and Face Centre, where a staff of paramedical professionals, certified surgical assistants, and medical technicians work closely with Dr. Robert G. Fante to provide you the best cosmetic treatment in the Denver area.

Upon arrival at your first appointment, your medical history will be taken, and Dr. Fante will consult with you to determine what your goals are regarding injections. If Botox® is right for you, Dr. Fante and his team will schedule injections right away.

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