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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 Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic?
Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic is a protein isolated from a bacteria. It is used to weaken facial muscles to decrease wrinkles.
Is Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic safe?
Yes, Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic is safe. Botulinum Toxin 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 Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic last?
The duration of action of Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic varies from patient to patient. Usually, the effect lasts 3-4 months.
What happens when the Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic wears off? Will I become “addicted” to Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic?
When the effects of the Botulinum Toxin 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 Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic in Colorado, but most patients like the effect so much that they will want regular treatments.
What are the side effects of Botulinum Toxin?
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 Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic include asymmetry, headache, flu like symptoms, dry eye, double vision, and droopy eyelid. These are all rare and temporary.