continue reading this is a great choice for anyone who would like dramatic results, but do not want to undergo a surgical procedure to treat moderate to severe frown lines. Botox is a safe and popular treatment for people ages 18-65, but want to make sure that it’s being prescribed and used properly. It is for this reason Dr. Andrew Campbell recommends having a licensed and trained medical professional when considering this therapy. Dr. Campbell performs BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at Quintessa to help reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
William Binder reported in 2000 that patients who had cosmetic injections around the face reported relief from chronic headache. 56 This was initially thought to be an indirect effect of reduced muscle tension, but it is now known that the toxin inhibits release of peripheral nociceptive neurotransmitters, suppressing the central pain processing systems responsible for migraine headache. 57 58 In 2010, the FDA approved intramuscular botulinum toxin injections for prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine headache.
Cosmetic surgeons are physicians trained in a specialty such as otolaryngology, ophthalmology, or dermatology. While these doctors may have undergone formal surgical training or additional training to gain experience with a new procedure, they are not required to have specialized training to practice cosmetic surgery. For this reason, it is wise for patients to thoroughly research a cosmetic surgeon’s training, experience, and expertise before making an appointment for a BOTOX® treatment. A good doctor will have been certified by a recognized medical organization, such as the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS), or the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), both of which establish high standards for the quality and safety of medical care.
Using a micro-sized needle, Botox is injected into certain muscles of the face and neck to relax them and lessen the appearance of wrinkles that result from our daily expression, such as crows feet, lines between the eyes, the horizontal lines across the forehead, to raise the corners of the mouth, decrease lines around upper and lower lips and decrease the bands on the neck. Tiny needles are used so there is virtually no bruising so no one will know a procedure has been performed.
Our premium-quality BOTOX® treatments are administered in a modern, well-equipped and hygienic facility, with the help of skilled technicians trained in medical beauty. BOTOX® treatments aren’t long, drawn-out procedures that require extensive pre- and follow-up appointments or a series of expert (read expensive!) consultations. Thanks to advances in medical beauty, BOTOX® treatments are as simple as getting a shot. There are no side-effects to speak of, and you can resume normal activities and go about your day as soon as you’re done.
The primary release procedure for Botox Cosmetic uses a cell-based potency assay to determine the potency relative to a reference standard. The assay is specific to Allergan’s products BOTOX and Botox Cosmetic. One Unit of Botox Cosmetic corresponds to the calculated median intraperitoneal lethal dose (LD50) in mice. Due to specific details of this assay such as the vehicle, dilution scheme and laboratory protocols, Units of biological activity of Botox Cosmetic cannot be compared to nor converted into Units of any other botulinum toxin or any toxin assessed with any other specific assay method. The specific activity of Botox Cosmetic is approximately 20 Units/nanogram of neurotoxin complex.