What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium
It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered
treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to
severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to
65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of
are administered via a few tiny injections directly
into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines.
The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes,
and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may
see an improvement that can last up to 4 months.
Results may vary.
How does BOTOX®Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your
brows form over time as the result of muscle
activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic
is injected directly into the muscles between your
brows. It works by blocking the transmission of
nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces
the activity of the muscles that cause those
persistent lines to form.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic
Within days, you may see a marked
improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines
between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up
to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months.
In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women
rated the improvement in their appearance as
moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic
Discomfort is usually minimal and
brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose
to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic
cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10
minutes. Many people are in and out of the
physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic
Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
should not be used in the presence of infection at
the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals
with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the
formulation. Patients with neuromuscular disorders
such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton
syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects following injection
include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized
pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling,
redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated
with the injection. Patients with certain
neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia
gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at
increased risk of serious side effects.
Will my facial expressions continue to look
Although the results are visible, a
treatment with BOTOX®Cosmetic will not
radically change your facial appearance or make you
look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity
that causes frown lines between the brows is simply
reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised
without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What will happen to the frown lines between
my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to
severe frown lines between your brows will gradually
look like they did before treatment.
Do treatment results differ?
the best results, it's important to go to a doctor
who is experienced in administering BOTOX® Cosmetic.
You may want to consider choosing a doctor from the
Physicians' Network. Members of the Network have
medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics,
as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and
experience injecting BOTOX®Cosmetic.
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