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In September I had an accident which vertically split my upper right eyelid. Dr. McCracken’s office made room to see me on an emergency basis and scheduled me for surgery a few days later…
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a protein isolated from a bacteria. It is used to weaken facial muscles to decrease wrinkles.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
Yes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been FDA approved for cosmetic use since 2002. Before that time, it was used by ophthalmologists for medical indications under FDA approval since 1989.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
The duration of action of BOTOX® Cosmetic varies from patient to patient. Usually, the effect lasts 3-4 months.
What happens when the BOTOX® Cosmetic wears off? Will I become “addicted” to BOTOX® Cosmetic?
When the effects of the BOTOX® Cosmetic wear off, your face will return to what it was like before the treatment. This means that your muscle activity and wrinkles will return. Patients do not become addicted to BOTOX® Cosmetic in Colorado, but most patients like the effect so much that they will want regular treatments.
What are the side effects of BOTOX®?
The most common side effect (although only seen in a minority of patients) is a bruise at the injection site. Other possible side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include asymmetry, headache, flu like symptoms, dry eye, double vision, and droopy eyelid. These are all rare and temporary.