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  • Hi, I’m Dr. Matheson Harris Utah Oculoplastic consultants in Salt Lake City Utah.

  • Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures

  • in the world. This is due in large part because it is so effective at restoring

  • a youthful appearance to the face. Botox or

  • botulinum toxin type A is derived from the bacteria clostridium botulinum.

  • It was first developed to treat facial spasms back in the early 1980s

  • and was discovered to improve the appearance of wrinkles on the face.

  • It is injected in very small doses mostly around the eyes,

  • brows, and forehead. Is also sometimes injected in very small quantities around

  • the lips. There are now 3 brands of Botox on the market

  • in the United States. Dysport and Xeomin are the newest brands,

  • however all three are equally effective and we use them interchangeably.

  • Botox works by blocking communication between

  • nerves and muscles. It attaches itself to the inside of the nerve ending

  • and doesn’t allow the nerve to stimulate the muscle to contract.

  • When muscles can’t contract they can’t form wrinkles in the face.

  • It is very important to choose a physician who understands facial anatomy

  • who can place the Botox in the right locations

  • to give you a relaxed appearance without causing droopy brows or eyelids,

  • or unusual facial expressions.

  • Botox lasts between 3 and 6 months in most of our patients. Usually by four months

  • the muscle contraction has returned to some degree. There are very few possible

  • complications or side effects with Botox, but when they happen they can be frustrating

  • It is possible to get Botox in the wrong place and cause a droopy eyelid

  • or sagging facial muscles. In most cases this improves after a few weeks

  • and symptoms will completely resolved by three months.

  • People who are allergic to eggs or albumin or have had bad reactions

  • to immunizations should avoid Botox. If you are pregnant or nursing

  • Botox is contraindicated. Getting Botox injected is fairly simple.

  • After a brief consultation the office where we discuss what bothers you about your face

  • and what we can do with Botox or filler we can make a plan

  • as to how much we will inject and what locations. I inject Botox with a very small

  • 31 gauge needle. Very few patients even require any type of topical anesthetic because

  • of the size of the needle. After the injections

  • you have small bumps, and these go away after about an hour.

  • Bleeding from the injection sites is also very rare.

  • It is also uncommon to have any bruising, although this does occur from time to time.

  • In short, Botox is a very safe and effective way to reduce facial wrinkles.

  • It can’t be surprisingly effective at creating a more youthful and rested appearance.

  • Call our office today to schedule an appointment or a free consultation

  • for Botox or filler treatment. Thanks for choosing Utah Oculoplastic Consultants.

  • We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.

Hi, I’m Dr. Matheson Harris Utah Oculoplastic consultants in Salt Lake City Utah.

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