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Botox (Botulinum Toxin)

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DR Andrew j. HAYDUKE

Botulinum toxin injections (including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, etc) remain one  the most frequently performed non-invasive procedures in the United States. The injection of Botulinum toxin is a simple, nonsurgical treatment that has been used for decades to temporarily smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles.

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Botulinum toxinis a purified substance that is actually derived from bacteria. It is a very safe naturally occurring protein. It does not contain live bacteria. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin injections include Botox, Dysport and Xeonim.

Injections of Botulinum toxin works beneath the skin’s surface and blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract. Once the affected muscle is relaxed, its overlying skin is no longer being stressed by the muscle motions. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles of the forehead and eyes. It helps to smooth out the skin. The effect typically lasts three to four months.  The effect is temporary.

Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold.  Squinting your eyes cause the  muscles around your eyes to contract and causes crow’s feet. “Dynamic wrinkles” are wrinkles that form when you actively move your facial muscles. Botox works best on these “dynamic wrinkles”, since after Botox injection, the injected muscles are unable to move the overlying skin and hence the wrinkles smooth out.

Dr. Andrew Hayduke will address your medical history and concerns. He will discuss with you the best application of the Botulinum toxin based on your comsetic goals. The medicine is injected with a very small needle directly under the skin. The results are not immediately effective, but will  become apparent after three or four days or it may take as long as a week. Bruising rarely occurs and tends to fade quickly. Overall, Dr. Hayduke’s Botulinum toxin injection  patients are extremely satisfied with the results.

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WHEN TO CONSIDER BOTOX INJECTIONS

  • Deep lines between your eyes make you look tired, angry, sad, or upset.
  • Your facial expressions cause wrinkles in and around your eyes and forehead.
  • There is asymmetry in your eyebrows or face that can be corrected by relaxing a muscle.
  • You suffer from migraine headaches and botulinum toxin may provide relief from this condition.

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BOTOX® Cosmetic was the first treatment of its kind FDA approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines (between the brows) and today is also approved for treatment for moderate to severe crow’s feet.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that works by blocking nerve impulses and reducingmovement of the muscles around the eye area and in between the brows. The decreased muscle activity helps temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet linesand glabellar lines for noticeable results that do not radically change facial appearance. When administered by a properly trained healthcare professional, BOTOX® Cosmetic delivers noticeable, yet subtle results.  As opposed to other plastic surgery offices and other cosmetic offices, Dr. Hayduke personally injects the Botox or other Botulinum toxin products himself. He does not delegate this task to a nurse or an assistant.  Treatment results are temporary, so patients should work with Dr. Hayduke to develop a treatment plan that is right for them. There are risks involved with all types of Botulinum toxin injections, so Dr. Hayduke believes his patients deserve to have the injection performed by a real plastic surgeon. You cannot compare the knowledge of facial muscles that a plastic surgeon possesses compared to that of a nurse or other health care professional.