What is Botox?
Botox is a protein prepared from bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, that inhibits muscle activity by
blocking the transmission from the nerve to the muscle. Cosmetic Botox is a large uniform molecular
structure, 900–kD size, with protective accessory proteins. It is FDA approved for the treatment of
glabellar lines, the lines that form between the eyebrows, also known as "elevens."
How Botox is administered?
Botox is administered in a simple, five– to 10-minute procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. No anesthesia is required. A cold pack or anesthetic cream may be used. Minimal and brief discomfort. There may be slight temporary bruising at the injection site. This can be easily covered up with makeup. There is no downtime.
The Botox Procedure
Botox injections typically require no more than 5 to 10 minutes depending on the area(s) injected. After a complete history is performed, your Ethos physician will determine if you are a candidate. You will sign a consent advising you of the potential side effect of Botox injection.