Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the procedures, treatments or services that we provide? Below is a list of some frequently asked questions, but please feel free to call our office if you need additional information, (401) 331-2303. We are always pleased to assist you.

BOTOX® FAQ
What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
What problems will BOTOX® treat?
Do the injections hurt?
What are the risks?
Can you become "immune" to BOTOX®?
Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® FAQ

What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® is a highly purified protein injected into the skin to relax the muscles that cause some kinds of wrinkles.

What problems will BOTOX® treat?

In addition to over 180 medical uses, BOTOX® has many cosmetic uses, including treatment of frown lines, worry lines across the forehead, crow's feet lines, certain lines around the mouth, and excessively sweaty armpits, palms, and feet. In some patients relief from migraine headaches is an added benefit.

Do the injections hurt?

The needles for BOTOX® are much smaller than those used for Juvederm®; patients are often surprised at how little pain BOTOX® injections cause.

What are the risks?

The most common side effect is a mild amount of droopiness in an eyelid ("sleepy" eye) that lasts about 10 days without treatment. This is a rare occurrance. As with any time you get an injection anywhere in you body, a small bruise is possible.

Can you become "immune" to BOTOX®?

Theoretically, but patients who receive BOTOX® frequently for one or two years typically require less BOTOX® each time.

Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Women who are pregnant or who hope to become pregnant, who are breast-feeding, and people who are taking certain antibiotics, have neuromuscular disorders or an allergy to BOTOX® - should not have injections.

For additional information, please visit botoxcosmetic.com.

Please call our office (401) 331-2303 today to make your appointment with Dr. Edstrom.