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Botulinum Toxin

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The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is a popular nonsurgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases and crow's feet near the eyes.

Botulinum toxin recovery

No anesthesia is required. There is no down time 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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