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.
• 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?
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®
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"
Theoretically, but patients who receive BOTOX® frequently
for one or two years typically require less BOTOX® each time.
Who should not use BOTOX®
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
For additional information, please visit botoxcosmetic.com.
Please call our office (401) 331-2303 today to make your appointment
with Dr. Edstrom.