Botox® is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium A. Botox® can relax the muscles on areas of the face and neck which causes wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Treatment with Botox can cause your facial expression lines or wrinkles to essentially disappear.
Botox is diluted to a very controlled solution and when injected into the muscles with a very thin needle, it is almost painless. Clients may feel a slight burning sensation while the solution is being injected. The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes and the results last 3-6 months. With repeated treatments, the results may tend to last longer.
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
It has been explained to me that there are certain inherent and potential risks and side effects in any invasive procedure and in this specific instance such risks include but are not limited to:
1) Post-treatment discomfort, swelling, redness, and bruising,
2) Post-treatment bacterial, viral, and/or fungal infection requiring further treatment,
3) Allergic reaction,
4) Minor temporary droop of eyelid(s) in approximately 2% of injections, this usually lasts 2-3 weeks,
5) Occasional numbness of the forehead lasting up to 2-3 weeks,
6) Transient headache, and
7) Flu-like symptoms may occur.
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PREGNANCY, ALLERGIES & NEUROLOGIC DISEASE
I am not aware that I am pregnant, have any significant Neurologic disease, or have any allergies to the toxin ingredients, or to human albumin.
I understand that this procedure is cosmetic and that payment is my responsibility.
I am aware that when small amounts of purified botulinum (“BOTOX®”) are injected into a muscle it causes weakness or paralysis of that muscle. This appears in 3 – 7 days and usually lasts 3-6 months but can be shorter or longer. In a very small number of individuals, the injection does not work as satisfactorily or for as long as usual. I understand that I will not be able to “frown” while the injection is effective but that this will reverse after a period of months at which time re-treatment is appropriate. I understand that I must stay in the erect posture and that I must not manipulate the area of the injection for the four hours post-injection period.
I hereby voluntarily consent to treatment with Botox® injection for the condition known as: Facial Dynamic Wrinkles. The procedure has been explained to me. I have read the above and understand it. My questions have been answered satisfactorily. I accept the risks and complications of the procedure.