Botox

Botox before and after pictureDr. Gross, a fellowship trained and certified ophthalmic plastic surgeon, specializes in the use of Botox for wrinkle reduction and facial sculpting. The delivery of Botox related services is a major focus of his practice.

Botox is a medication that is administered by injection. The procedure is performed in the office.

Most people can safely undergo Botox. Those who have certain rare muscle diseases or eyelid malpositions should not undergo Botox. As part of every initial consultation, Dr. Gross performs a targeted eye examination to screen for these conditions.

The following information provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Botox.

Is Botox Safe?
Yes. Scientific studies have shown Botox to be safe and effective for the treatment of wrinkles. The FDA approved Botox for this purpose in 2002. There have never been any reports of permanent side effects associated with Botox.

Does it hurt?
There is some minor irritation associated with the injections. However, since Dr. Gross uses a needle smaller than one used for daily insulin injections, and because he uses an anesthetic cream before he injects, the level of discomfort in minimal.

How much does it cost?
The price depends on the number of areas treated and a personís individual facial characteristics. Call us at 781-593-3939 for more information.

Does Dr. Gross administer the injections himself?
Yes. Only Dr. Gross administers the injections.

When will it take effect?
Botox generally begins to take effect 3-5 days after the treatment. Most people will see the maximum effect one week after treatment.

How long does it last?
Botox generally lasts 3-4 months. It can usually be repeated as often as is desired.

What do I have to do after the treatment?
Dr. Gross instructs his patients to exercise the muscles that have been injected vigorously for one hour after treatment. This maximizes the Botox effect. Patients are also instructed to avoid strenuous exercise and bending over for the first four hours after treatment.

For more information on Botox, please take a look at Dr. Grossí blog at drneilgross.blogspot.com and his Facebook page at Atlantic Coast Ophthalmology.

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