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What is Botox?

Did you know that one vial of Botox® is only ¼ of a billionth of a gram and that one gram of Botox® is enough for the whole world for a year?

Botox® is by far the most popular cosmetic medical procedure available, with millions of Botox® cosmetic treatments performed each year and the numbers continue to rise.   With over 20 years of clinical history, Botox® is one of the most researched prescription medicine and can be used for many different medical conditions such as migraines and an overactive bladder.

We know that Rochester area women and men are wanting to look and feel good for their age – but we also know that making the decision to have treatment can be a big step.  So we’ve answered all the main questions we get asked about Botox® to help you understand more about the treatment, the benefits and if it’s right for you.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a purified protein called Botulinum Toxin Type A, derived from an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. It’s an injectable treatment considered safe and effective for the reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face (frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines).  Beyond aesthetic treatments, Botox® has also been found useful in treating a variety of conditions including migraines, excess sweating and eye muscle spasms. More than 95% of patients with Blepharospasm report significant improvement with the use of the toxin*.

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