Botox Injections Offer Safe Cosmetic Results

Posted on December 10, 2013

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Dr. Steven Covici delivers a high professional standard of care for cosmetic patients seeking Botox and other injectable treatments. For more information about Botox and other aesthetic solutions offered by Steven Covici, MD, through his private Springfield, MA, practice, please visit www.drstevencovici.com. He is an award winning surgeon and a referral center in Western MA for specialized plastic surgery.

Botox’s potency owes to the botulinum toxin, which, when administered in the proper dose, paralyzes muscles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Complementing its cosmetic uses, Botox treats medical conditions ranging from overactive bladders to neck spasms.

When administering Botox, a physician introduces the botulinum toxin into the facial tissues through a thin needle. The total number of injections depends on the size of the problem areas being addressed. A non-invasive procedure, many doctors perform Botox injections in the office.

After receiving injections, patients can go about their daily business. In rare cases, Botox can cause symptoms like widespread muscle weakness, breathing problems, and difficulty seeing. In the event such symptoms appear, patients should immediately seek medical attention. Also, expecting and breast-feeding mothers are not advised to pursue Botox injections.

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