Dr. Mejia answers questions of botox side effects plus many other questions about botox:

  • How long does Botox last?
  • Botox risks?
  • What is the difference in the amount of Botox that is injected?
  • What is the standard practice and concentration that most professionals use?

Botox helps to soften the lines by minimizing the movement of the muscles. Botox is a purified protein when absorbed by the muscles prevents the muscles from moving which results in a more relaxed facial expression. Botox can last from three to six months and may take up to a week to get the full effect.

It is important that you have a reputable physician that is injecting the Botox and that they are board certified with specialized training. The brand that is used at our office at Jupiter Dermatology is Allergan.  Many people at our office ask about the concentration of Botox that is actually injected. It comes in a powder and needs to be diluted with saline and the amount injected is based on units and this is how the cost of Botox is determined.

In this video Dr. Mejia explains how adding more saline can create more volume, but may have possible Botox side effects of eyelid drooping. So if you are getting a Botox treatment,  the important point to ask is how many units you are actually getting.

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