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BOTOX Basics: Renew Your Appearance without Plastic Surgery

For hundreds of years, people have searched for the secret to staying young. Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon looked for the fountain of youth and found Florida instead. On top of aging, gravity, heredity, sun damage and muscle action can lead to unattractive lines and creases. Thanks to modern advances, Dr. Greenberg can erase wrinkles, smooth lines and give your face a more youthful glow with BOTOX cosmetic.

What is BOTOX cosmetic?

A natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, BOTOX blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles and causes those muscles to relax. Wrinkles and facial lines fade almost instantly.

Am I a candidate for BOTOX?

Any man or woman from mid-twenties to mid-sixties who feels unhappy with the signs of aging on their faces is a potential candidate for BOTOX. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, those who are allergic to Botulinum Toxin Type A and those who have a history of botulism poisoning should not consider BOTOX.

What happens during treatment?

Dr. Greenberg will evaluate your facial features and determine where to administer the tiny injections so that you achieve the best results. Most patients don’t require anesthesia, but Dr. Greenberg may numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream first. The entire process only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.

What results can I expect?

Most patients notice a difference within five to ten days. Though not permanent, BOTOX usually lasts for about four months, with the treatment gradually wearing off over time.