What is Botox?
Botox is a protein injected into the forehead to reduce frown lines between the eyebrows that make you look tired or angry. It is FDA-approved for use in healthy individuals that want a cosmetic option to improve self-confidence and take years off their faces.
Am I a candidate for Botox?
You will need to undergo a health screening to determine if Botox is a cosmetic option for you. If you have any known skin allergies, asthma, difficulty swallowing, frequent bleeding, a history of prior surgeries, future plans to undergo surgery, or weakness in your facial muscles, you may not be a candidate for Botox. Your doctor can help you decide if you are at any risk for complications by opting for a Botox injection.
Does a Botox injection hurt?
The level of pain experienced with any injection depends on the individual. The needle used for a Botox injection is very small and pain should be minimal.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects associated with Botox are usually mild and exclusive to the site of the injection. Some of the more common side effects include pain at the injection site, swelling, itchiness, a rash, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. If you develop any of these symptoms, let your doctor at Wise Eye Associates know as soon as possible.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of eye muscle problems in individuals aged 18-65. As with any treatment, side effects are possible, although minimal, and need to be brought to the attention of your doctor.
How much does Botox cost?
The cost of Botox varies depending on the amount needed for the injection and your doctor’s preference for price. Consult with your eye doctor about the cost of adding a Botox cosmetic option to your eye care plan.