Botox® Cosmetic

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified natural protein toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, and is the registered trademark of Allergan Inc. BOTOX® Cosmetic, in controlled small doses, is injected directly into the muscle that cause frown lines. These isolated muscles are paralyzed by the BOTOX® Cosmetic, and can no longer contract. Because the specific muscles no longer contract, the action of frowning is stopped, and the frown lines soften, relax, and diminish.

Where can BOTOX® Cosmetic be injected?
The most common areas of use of BOTOX® Cosmetic are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow’s feet. On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well.

When does BOTOX® Cosmetic start to work, and how long does it last?
The results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will begin to appear in three to four days. The effect will last three to four months, after which the treated muscles will gradually regain their action. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired results.

How safe is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used safely and successfully for over a decade.

Are there any side effects?
As with any injection, there can be temporary swelling, redness, bruising, headache or local discomfort. Rarely, patients have been reported to develop a slight lowering of the eyelid, or slight lowering of the forehead. This is temporary and resolves in a few weeks. Some patients may have an uneven or incomplete response to the treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not reduce the action of the muscles of facial expression distant form the site of treatment. Patients with neuromuscular disorder should inform their doctor before therapy. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should not be administered to women who are pregnant.


What is Botox?
Botox is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles and reducing and smoothing away frown-lines and wrinkles. Botox is typically used for expression lines. Botox is a safe remedy that diminishes the look of aging.

Who is a candidate for Botox?
Botox is for anyone who is looking to diminish signs of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is an easy way to get a fresh and youthful look that you deserve.

What are the target areas for Botox?
Botox® reduces facial wrinkles when it is injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily immobilizing them. Botox® inhibits muscle tension and spasms, which can cause facial wrinkles to appear in the forehead, in crow’s feet around the eyes, and in creases near the corners of the mouth.

How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost of Botox varies depending on areas injected. A follow up appointment will be scheduled two week following your Botox procedure for a “touch up” if you need it.

How long does Botox typically last?
Botox results vary from patient to patient but most Botox injections will last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.

Why choose Dr. Krachman for Botox?
Dr. Krachman uses a unique approach when administering Botox. She uses the thinnest needles, making you feel less uncomfortable while giving you extraordinary results. Her experience with Botox has attracted a large quantity of patients who can agree that she is the best choice when it comes to Botox.

How is the Botox procedure done?
What’s great about Botox is that it’s quick an easy! It is injected by a small needle to specific muscles where you might feel little or no discomfort. The muscles begin to relax and soften. The injection only takes a few minutes and it does not require anesthesia.

How long do Botox treatments take?
Botox treatments may take anywhere from 15-30 minutes.

What are the side effects of Botox?
During and after the injection, you may feel some discomfort. Botox side effects may include a swelling, bruising or a burning sensation during injection. However, this side effect can be alleviated by placing ice on the injection site before and after the procedure.


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