Cosmetic is a trade name for Botulinum
toxin type A, being produced by a bacterium
call Clostridium botulinum. Believe
it or not, research with BOTOX®
Cosmetic goes back to the 1940’s with
a search for a vaccine against botulism.
In the 1960’s it was used to treat crossed
eyes and used today for headaches, neck
pain and abnormal muscle spasms.
Now, seventy countries use BOTOX®
Cosmetic and it has been endorsed by
the National Institute of Health since
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communicate to muscles to make them
contract by using a chemical transmitter
called acetylcholine. BOTOX®
Cosmetic works by blocking the nerve
from releasing acetylocholine relaxing
the muscle. When BOTOX®
Cosmetic is injected near a wrinkle
the muscle underneath relaxes and the
How do I
get BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Cosmetic is injected into the affected
muscles with a very fine gauge (small)
needle. Some people report a minor
sting from the injection.
it start to work, and for how long?
Results can be
seen as early as 3 to 7 days. Maximum
benefit is seen in 1 to 2 weeks.
Your first treatment may give you dramatic
results lasting usually 3 months.
Repeat injections can be given approximately
4 times a year. When you first notice
the relief beginning to fade you should
return for another treatment. This will
keep the dose smaller allowing you to
but what are the side affects?
You should not
Cosmetic injections if you have an infection
in the skin near the injection sight.
Make sure you inform us if you are pregnant,
nursing or taking certain medications.
Side affects with BOTOX®
Cosmetic when given in the skin are
usually mild and temporary. Some
people notice temporary muscle weakness
or tenderness at the injection sight.
Cosmetic when given to treat crossed
eye can be associated with a droopy
eyelid, eye irritation or dry eye. When
given to patient with severe neck pain
(cervical dystonia) difficulties with
swallowing may occur.
Here at South
Shore Medical Beauty Consultants we are dedicated at making you look
your best. Our staff is certified
Cosmetic injections having completed
special courses in injection techniques.
Please email us at
or call for a complimentary consultation.
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