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Botox & You

BOTOX & YOU Botulinum toxins were first researched and used in the late 1960s to treat neurological disorders, such as uncontrollable BOTOX is a prescription blinking and crossed eyes. Doctors noticed however an unexpected medication injected into muscles side effect: softened frown lines to reduce the appearance of between the eyebrows. moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in people 18 to 65 years of age. In December 2000, the FDA approved Botox to treat cervical dystonia, a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions. In April 2002, the FDA approved Botox to treat frown lines. In July 2004, it was approved to treat severe underarm Despite record unemployment, rising health care costs and sinking home values, Americans shelled out more than $10 billion on cosmetic surgery and other procedures last year. 5 SURPRISING USES OF BOTOX MIGRAINE HEADACHES (FDA APPROVED) EXCESSIVE SWEATING (FDA APPROVED) GUMMY SMILE (NOT FDA APPROVED) BOTOX "BOOB JOB" (NOT FDA APPROVED) HAIR REJUVENATION (NOT FDA APPROVED) INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BOTOX 40-59 4mos. Average age of a Botox patient 82% Average number of months a Botox treatment lasts Percent who see an improvement within a week of treatment 121 BOTOX STATISTICS $380 Patients per surgeon Average price per Botox treatment 1.3 billion 2.95 million 30 minutes Total Number of Patients Nationwide Botox Industry Average length of Annual Revenue a Botox procedure FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS efore after When will I see results from a botox treatment? Within days, you will see significant Is it painful? improvement in severe frown lines. Lines will Discomfort is often minimal and brief. Prior to continue to improve for up to 30 days. injection, you may ask your physician to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Side effects associated with the injection include Because the procedure lasts 10 minutes or less, localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, most patients are out of the office without swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising. downtime. Will I still be able to make facial expressions? What will happen if I choose not to continue treatment? Yes. Although significant muscle activity is If you do not continue treatments, frown lines between stifled, you can still frown or look surprised your brows will gradually return to the way they after treatment. looked before treatment. TOO YOUNG FOR BOTOX? The FDA has While preparing for a approved the use of Of the 5 million people role in an upcoming Botox for cosmetic use in the U.S. who got episode of "Glee," on people 18 to 65. Botox last year, almost 18-year-old pop star However, this has not 30 percent were under Charice Pempengco had stopped some the age of 30. Botox injections to look physicians from "fresh on camera." G treating younger 26-27 % were in their OX BOTOX patients. 0.2 % of those twenties. BC who had Botox were actually in the 13 to 19 OX TOX BOTOX BOTO year old age group Sources: hiwww. ram com/botox_injections.htmlt#HISTORY AAOPM /news/2012/08/frequently-asked-questions-botox/ Anerican Acadony of Procedaral Medi INFOGRAPHIC DESIGNBY: NationalPositions Profitable Internet Marketing

Botox & You

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As healthcare reform reduces revenue for doctors while increasing expenses, more doctors are turning to Botox and other aesthetic procedures to increase income. Because training for medical aesthetic...




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