BOTOX® is a medication that blocks nerve activity to certain muscles. It is injected into desired muscle groups to relax them and give the overlying skin a smoother appearance.
From seven to 10 days following treatment, you will notice a gradual decrease in muscle movement at the treated area. The effects last from two to six months, with four months being the average.
Side effects from BOTOX® injections are rare but could include a drooping of the eyelid if injected into that area. This usually subsides within three or four weeks without treatment. You can reduce this side effect by carefully following the instructions above.
Double vision rarely occurs, but if it does it will require the use of an eye patch for three to four weeks until it resolves.
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