Dr. Mark Lucarelli Talks About Botox for Facial Lines and Wrinkles


Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Lucarelli, MD

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Botox® is a very popular, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment for unwanted facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox® has been used for millions of patients worldwide for medical reasons since 1978. For almost 25 years, doctors have used Botox® for cosmetic reasons. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox Cosmetic® for the treatment of frown lines. For facial wrinkles, two of the most effective areas for Botox® are the frown lines and the crow's feet.
Botox® Results and Recovery Time
Results are usually apparent within several days of the injection and typically last for 3-4 months. Patients usually return to work or other activities the same day that injections are given.
Patients should avoid massaging the treated area and avoid vigorous exercise for the first 24 hours after the treatment. To minimize the possibility of bruising, it is a good idea to avoid aspirin for approximately one week prior to Botox® treatment, unless the aspirin has been prescribed for significant medical reasons.
Is Botox® Safe?
Botox® injections for cosmetic purposes are very safe and effective when administered by a physician with plenty of experience in this treatment. Patients with certain rare neurological disorders and women who are pregnant are not considered good candidates for Botox®.
Why Choose UW Health Transformations for Botox®?
There are lots of places that offer Botox® - why should you come to UW Health Transformations for it? UW Health Transformations is a unique facility. It is staffed by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine faculty physicians who are experts and teachers in their specialty areas. At Transformations, your Botox® injections would be performed by one of these expert physicians.
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