BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults.
A WELL-STUDIED TREATMENT
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic providers know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
DERIVED FROM NATURE
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
A TREATMENT EXPERIENCED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
Millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
HOW DOES BOTOX® COSMETIC WORK?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your provider will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WITH TREATMENT?
REAL, NOTICEABLE RESULTS
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
SOME PATIENTS REPORT THAT BEING INJECTED WITH BOTOX® COSMETIC FEELS LIKE A PINCH
Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
THE ACTUAL INJECTION PROCESS TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES
Your provider will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. A treatment is quick; it usually takes just 10 to 15 minutes.
YOU’LL LOOK LIKE YOURSELF—ONLY WITH LESS NOTICEABLE FROWN LINES AND CROW’S feet
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. Some women worry that Botox® treatments may affect their facial expressions when they laugh, smile, or frown. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It will affect only the tiny muscles being directly treated, not the surrounding muscles.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO TREATMENT?
In general, side effects occur within the first few days following injection and are not permanent. Although rare and temporary, it is possible to experience headaches, a drooping eyelid, bruising and skin redness. You should not have Botox® if you are allergic to any of its components, including albumin, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
RETURN TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE – NO DOWNTIME!
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your provider’s office.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the doctor or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
It is more important to find an experienced provider who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX INJECTION?
Individuals with dynamic expression lines that they find unattractive are excellent candidates for BOTOX® injection. Only a small BOTOX® injection into undesirable animation lines and the muscles underneath them can soften the lines, affecting positively what kind of impression and expression that you project externally and soft tissue smoothening of the skin can occur. Depending on the muscles to which a BOTOX® injection is administered, the muscles that pull down various areas of the face can be relaxed, allowing the elevator muscles to work without competition and provide an elevation of the brow, cheek, jowl line and neck. Botox injection can also be used to modify sweating under the arms and is frequently used to reduce sweating in the armpit region, palms of the hands, soles of the feet and hairline region.
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