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Botox Treatment and Injections

Cosmetic Botox at STAR FAMILY MEDICINE, Fairfax, Virginia

Also called: Botulinum toxin type A
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Doctors use it in small doses to treat health problems, including Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to four months. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache and upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

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What should I do if I want to try Botox™?

Quick Facts About Botox:

Are "Botox parties" safe?
No. You should only get Botox in a clinic or doctor's office mot from online pharmacy. You should never share a tube of Botox.
Can I get Botox at any age?
Botox is only approved for people 18-65 years old. It has not been tested on people under 18 or over 65.