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The Botox book
Kane, Michael A. C.
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xix, 169 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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RL120.B66 K36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The first and most comprehensive book on the only effective treatment for facial wrinkles and furrows.
By relaxing the facial muscles and suspending a patient's ability to frown, scowl, or forrow her forehead, Botox has become the most popular cosmetic medical treatment in the United States, according to The New York TImes, The Botox Book gives solid answers to common questiosn about the procedure, such as:
- does it hurt?
- what parts of the face does it work best on?
- how can I find a doctor who understands how to use Botox properly and subtly?
- will my face freeze?
- how long do the effects last?
As the doctor who pioneered the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes over ten years ago, Dr. Kane has done an extraordinary amout of clinical research on the effects of Botox on the face. The Botox Book draws on that research to explore the use of Botox to postpone or even replace surgical procedures such as brow and neck lifts. Dr. Kane also demonstrates how skin not subjected ot constant wrinkling can renew and repair itself, leaving a patient's face fresher than before Botox treatments.
The Botox Book is the definitive guide to help you decide whether the procedure is right for you.

Author Notes

Dr. Michael A. C. Kane pioneered the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes in 1991. He has been published widely in medical journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Journal , and has presented research papers on Botox worldwide. In his own practice on Park Avenue in New York City, he has treated over 5.000 patients.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The latest buzz in the battle against aging is Botox, a serum developed from the botulism bacteria; when injected it paralyzes facial muscles and temporarily erases forehead furrows, crows feet, laugh lines and even neck sags. Since the FDA approved the treatment in 2001, 1.6 million Americans have been needled. Kane, a Park Avenue plastic surgeon who was on the frontlines of Botox as a cosmetic-enhancer, extolls its benefits, warns against bogus treatments and botox parties, and fills the reader in with facts about pain ("Nearly every patient says the first injection is the roughest"), cost ("from about $500 to $1,500") and the length of effectiveness ("injections really work well for three months"). With plenty of before and after photographs, and with its straightforward, well-organized information, there's no wrinkle in Dr. Kane's comprehensive Botox bible-as long as you're a believer in the primacy of beauty. 8 full-color inserts (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Daniel C. Baker, M.D.
Author's Notep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
How to Read This Bookp. xiii
1. The Buzz on Botoxp. 1
2. Who Benefits from Botox?p. 12
3. The Botox RXp. 22
4. The Guide for Guysp. 85
5. Selecting a Practitionerp. 97
6. The Procedurep. 108
7. Making It Lastp. 135
8. The Fountain of Youthp. 146
9. The Futurep. 153
10. Just the FAQsp. 162