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For 2006 and 2007, Dr. O'Connell was a BOTOX® Gold Level provider. This means that based on utilization, Dr. O'Connell has more experience with BOTOX® than most physicians who utilize BOTOX®.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® (Allergan Irvine, CA) is purified Botulinum Toxin
Type A produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.
Vials of BOTOX® also contain human albumin and sodium chloride
(salt) without a preservative in a sterile vacuum-dried form which
is reconstituted with sterile saline.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® binds with motor nerve terminals in the body to inhibit
the release of a chemical called Acetylcholine. When injected
locally into a muscle BOTOX® produces a reversible paralysis of
What is BOTOX® used for?
At Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut BOTOX® is used to treat dynamic wrinkles of the face and muscular cords of the neck. The areas most commonly treated are the wrinkles between the eyebrows (glabellar frown lines), forehead and crowsfeet.
Are the effects of BOTOX® permanent?
When used for wrinkle reduction the effects of BOTOX® are temporary,
with muscle function (and the associated wrinkling) usually returning
within four to six months.
How is BOTOX® placed and what is the recovery
BOTOX® is injected directly into the muscle through a small needle
in the physician's office. Patients usually return to work that
day and in most cases could participate in a social engagement
Are there risks associated with BOTOX®?
There are risks associated with BOTOX® use, however complications
are usually temporary because of the non-permanent nature of BOTOX®.
A thorough discussion of all risks, alternatives and potential benefits is an important part of the consultative process prior to undergoing
any aesthetic surgical procedure including BOTOX® treatment.
What about hyperhidrosis?
Dr. O'Connell is a member of the BOTOX® Hyperhidrosis Network and he treats excessive sweating of the palms and axillae (armpits) with BOTOX®.
Can BOTOX® treat migrane headaches?
BOTOX® can be an effective treatment for migrane headaches. Dr. O'Connell has appeared on Channel 8 television discussing this topic.
Who injects BOTOX®?
Dr. O'Connell believes that the ultimate aesthetic result obtained with BOTOX® and injectable fillers is greatly dependant upon the training and skill of the injector. At Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut BOTOX® and all fillers are personally injected by Dr. O'Connell.
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