1. Why should I get Botox?


You should get Botox in order to have a face that looks relaxed and rejuvenated.  This is the goal of Botox treatment.  By relaxing the muscles that make the face frown, people look more relaxed and refreshed.


2. How do I prevent wrinkles around my eyes and forehead from getting worse?


You should get Botox to help prevent wrinkles from getting worse in these areas.  By slowing down the motions of the face that create wrinkles and creases, the development of wrinkles around the eyes and forehead can be slowed considerably, and in some cases prevented.


3. How safe is Botox?


Botox has a long and established safety record.  It is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States and around the world.  Millions of procedures have been performed and patients are nearly always happy with their results.


4. How long does Botox last?


Cosmetic results from Botox treatment generally last 3 1/2 to 4 months.  Some patients report that their results lasted somewhat longer.


5. Can I get botulism from Botox?


It is surprising how often this question is asked.  You absolutely cannot get botulism from Botox.  The doses of Botox that are used for cosmetic purposes are way too small to cause botulism.


6. Who should not receive Botox?


Although there are some people who cannot be safely treated with Botox for medical reasons, they are very rare.  People who should not receive Botox include those that have nerve diseases such as Lou Gehrig’s disease or myasthenia gravis or who have breathing problems, such as asthma or emphysema.  In addition, people who are allergic to Botox or who have significant bleeding problems should not receive Botox.  And naturally, any woman who is pregnant or breast-feeding should not be treated with Botox either.


Botox is a wonderful cosmetic treatment that results in a relaxed, natural, and rejuvenated look.  The treatment is easy to tolerate and quick.  Anyone who wishes to reduce lines and wrinkles in their face and restore a more youthful appearance will nearly always want to begin with Botox.