With new cosmetic developments occurring at such a fast pace, Dr. Hirsch urges all patients to make certain that they work with an experienced, board-certified dermatologist to ensure proper safety with treatment. Never be afraid to ask your physician about their training and qualifications, or what their experience is with a particular procedure or device. Since any type of procedure can carry potential side effects, it is crucial to entrust your face and body only to qualified, experienced hands.
BOTOX® is a purified neurotoxin complex. When injected in minute amounts, the purified protein works to paralyze those muscles that cause you to frown. Areas between the eyebrows, in the forehead, and crow's feet around the eyes can be successfully treated, causing improvement or disappearance of frown lines. Benefits are also possible for treatment of select muscle groups in the lower face. Botox Cosmetic® is not permanent and lasts between four to six months. Side effects may include temporary bruising or slight asymmetry of the treated muscles. Botox is very safe and is associated with a high degree of patient satisfaction. It also is used to improve neck lines and control excessive sweating.