How Safe is BOTOX®? – RodeoSurgicalArt


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How Safe is BOTOX®?

When we think of botulinum toxin, we recognize it as one of nature’s deadliest bacterias responsible for potentially fatal food poisoning. So how could such a thing be a safe cosmetic medication? It may surprise you to learn that BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the safest medications on the market. It’s been studied for over 16 years and administered to millions of patients annually. When combined with Dr. David Mashhadian’s refined injection techniques, your BOTOX® treatment at Rodeo Surgical Art is nothing short of remarkable.

How Does BOTOX® Work?

Clinics all over the US and the world administer BOTOX® treatments for the reduction of dynamic wrinkle lines caused by repetitive facial expressions. The active ingredient in the medication, botulinum toxin Type A, interrupts your brain’s signals to the nerves in your forehead, brow, and eye muscles, temporarily suspending movement. This gives your skin a chance to repair skin cells and collagen fibers damaged by frowns, smiles, and intensely focused expressions. Within a week of your treatment, your skin will appear smoother, less aged, and you’ll have youthful skin textures where you need them most.

But what makes Dr. Mashhadian and Rodeo Surgical Art stand out among the crowd with BOTOX® treatments? All BOTOX® treatments are administered by Dr. Mashhadian himself after a thorough examination and skin evaluation. His fellowship training in cosmetic surgery gives him a deeper understanding of facial anatomy and exactly to what depth and degree BOTOX® should be delivered to achieve the most natural results. There are no surprising or frozen-looking outcomes with Dr. Mashhadian’s BOTOX® treatments. He can also recommend BOTOX® in locations considered off-label but entirely safe to receive the medication for a more complete reduction of the signs of age.

These treatment areas include:

  • Lip lines (smoker’s lines)
  • Wrinkles on the nose’s bridge (bunny lines)
  • Crease under the nose, giving a slight nose tip lift
  • Gummy smile
  • Chin wrinkles (smooth away the orange peel effect)
  • Jawline softening
  • Neck banding

Am I a Good BOTOX® Candidate?

Only those who are pregnant, nursing, or have a history of allergy to BOTOX® Cosmetic’s ingredients should refrain from having treatment. Most everyone else can enjoy the benefits BOTOX® brings to their appearance. A consultation with Dr. Mashhadian can show you how beneficial BOTOX® can be for you.

How Safe is BOTOX®?

There have been more than 528 peer-reviewed articles concerning BOTOX® and its effectiveness and safety in scientific and medical journals since it was FDA-approved for cosmetic use in 2002.

Much of BOTOX® Cosmetic’s safety depends on your provider. Thanks to its popularity, BOTOX® has been offered in salons and medical spas that haven’t always been the most well-qualified to administer the injections. This can increase the risk of complications with the medication, result in unwanted frozen results, or worse. The high demand for BOTOX® also makes the source of the medication suspect in these less-than-stellar places to have a medical procedure done. In some cases, the BOTOX® is diluted or is a poor imitation of genuine BOTOX® made by Allergan, so the patients aren’t getting what they’re seeking with results and safety.

This is why you should always have a certified medical practitioner such as Dr. Mashhadian administer your BOTOX® treatments. He knows precisely where to place the BOTOX®, how much to administer, and how deeply to deliver the medication for the best results. Dr. Mashhadian will also use ultra-thin needles, so your treatment at Rodeo Surgical Art is as comfortable as we can make it. Topical anesthetic is available to our patients as well. The micro-doses of BOTOX® Dr. Mashhadian uses are no more or no less medication than you need to achieve your desired results. That is why choosing your BOTOX® specialist is critical to your satisfaction with the procedure.

Is There Any Downtime After BOTOX®?

BOTOX® may bring with it some tenderness at the injection site, bruising, headache, or mild swelling, but these don’t interfere with your routines or social commitments. They also subside on their own in a few hours or days.

What Results Can I Expect?

Most BOTOX® recipients will notice less motion in their expressions 3-4 days after their treatment, with the full effect taking place between 7-10 days. In the capable hands of Dr. Mashhadian, you’ll still be able to express yourself without the dramatic movements you’re used to. BOTOX® will suspend your dynamic movements for up to 5 months. Some seasoned patients whose muscles have acclimated to the medicine’s effects can prolong the time between their maintenance appointments.

If you’re looking for BOTOX® treatment and you want the best, most natural results you can achieve, Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art is waiting to hear from you. Set up a consultation today.

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