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Botulinum Toxin

Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®

The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, sometimes referred to as "Botox" by patients, is an injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles.

What should I expect during my recovery after botulinum toxin injections?

No anesthesia is required. There is no downtime or recovery time for botulinum toxin injections.

You may resume normal activities immediately.

One note of caution: Don't rub or massage the treated areas after the wrinkle treatment because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.

Learn more about the risks of botulinum toxin type A injections.



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