The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.
The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles. It requires no recovery time and causes little discomfort.
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
Botox Cosmetic blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botox Cosmetic relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After the treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
What is the treatment like?
Botox Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive treatment. The doctor makes a few tiny injections into the desired muscle area. No anesthesia is required, although the doctor can numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting for your comfort.
How long does Botox Cosmetic last?
Within days, you may see a noticeable improvement that can last up to four months. Be sure to schedule your follow-up treatments in advance. If you decide not to continue with Botox Cosmetic, the area treated will eventually go back to its pretreatment appearance.
- Immediate Results
- No Downtime
- Eliminate Frown Lines
- Proven, simple and effective
Who should consider Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary correction of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines) associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in patients 18 to 65 years of age. If you exhibit lines on the smooth part of your forehead above and between the brows (the glabella), you should consider treatment with Botox Cosmetic.
Botox Cosmetic is contraindicated if the patient exhibits an infection at the proposed injection site(s) and or has a known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation. Do not undergo Botox treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have experienced an allergic reaction to another product containing botulinum toxin. Ask your plastic surgeon about the possible side effects of Botox.