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ADDITIONAL BOTOX INFORMATION

Botox was first developed as a treatment for TMJ and migraine headaches. Health care practitioners found there was a positive cosmetic side-effect of this treatment–less wrinkles. Since then, Botox has become synonymous with cosmetic enhancement, though it was first developed for purely therapeutic value.

The official name of the treatment is ” Botulinum Toxin A.” One of the trade names for this compound is “Botox.” It’s the same as “Tylenol” being a branded trade name for Acetaminophen. Other brand names include Xeomin and Dysport.

Dr. Rohm was trained by and is a member of The American Academy of Facial Esthetics . The AAFE has trained more healthcare professionals in injectable Botulinum Toxin A than any other organization.

Here’s how it works. Botox injected into the skin temporarily blocks nerve impulses to the injected muscles. By blocking nerve impulses, Botox reduces the muscle activity that causes unwanted fine lines and deep-set wrinkles. Many branches of medicine are using Botox cosmetic injections today to treat:

· TMJ
· Bruxism · Migraines · Frown Lines · Crow’s Feet
· Other cosmetic purposes

Learn more about Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) treatment from the AAFE.

Depending on the area(s) of the face, typically two to five Botox injections are required. The injection treatment takes about 15 minutes and no anesthesia is required.