Here are some of the most frequently-asked questions that we are asked in San Antonio about Botox ®
WHAT IS BOTOX ®?
- Botox ® Cosmetic is the number 1 selling treatment of its kind.
- It is the first and only treatment approved by the FDA to temporarily smooth frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
- It is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, with hundreds of clinical studies and approval for use in over 90 countries.
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE GET BOTOX ® TREATMENTS?
It is estimated that well over one million men and women of all ages and from all walks of life receive Botox ® treatments every year. In San Antonio alone, it is estimated that thousands of men and women receive Botox treatments every month. These patients come from every socio-economic and ethnic background.
IS IT ONLY FOR PEOPLE OF A CERTAIN AGE?
People of all ages get Botox treatments. We have heard from people in their twenties that they want to begin while they are young so that they will delay the formation of lines and wrinkles for as long as possible. Men and women in their 30s to 50s get it to maintain their youthful appearance. And, people 60 and over get treatments to make sure that they look as vibrant and energetic as they feel.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
Treatments are very brief, sometimes as fast as 10 minutes, with minimal downtime.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM MY TREATMENT?
Results can often begin to be seen within 24 – 48 hours. Typically, results will continue to improve over several days before the maximum result is achieved.
Results are typically very predictable and subtle. So, you still look like you, just more refreshed and rejuvenated because your facial lines are less noticeable – or even not visible at all any more.
WHAT IS THE REASON THAT PEOPLE GET BOTOX ® TREATMENTS?
Men and women get treatments for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they just want to look more attractive for their partner or spouse – or for potential partners or spouses, to enhance their careers, or simply just to feel better about themselves.
WHAT, SPECIFICALLY CAN BOTOX® DO FOR ME?
Come in for a free, no-obligation consultation, and Dr. Gligoric will give you an honest, friendly, realistic, expert evaluation, showing you exactly what to expect. Just call 210 807 3889 and let Dr. Gligoric be your guide.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & APPROVED USES
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, swelling of your eyelids and dry eyes.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-678-1605.