What exactly is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. 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 BOTOX® 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® work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® is injected directly into the muscles. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.
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® treatment?
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. Nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary
How long does BOTOX® last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Who should administer BOTOX® ?
Any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX®, but plastic surgeons & dermatologists, specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced. One of these physicians can help you decide if BOTOX® is right for you
Is treatment with BOTOX® painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, we may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. People are in and out of the office without downtime following BOTOX® treatment.
Who should not use BOTOX® ?
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a neurological disease should not use Botox.. BOTOX® 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.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. Headaches, which resolve in 24-48 hours, can occur, but this is rare. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping. This usually resolves in three weeks. This development is usually caused by migration of the Botox and for this reason, you shouldn't rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection or lay down for three to four hours. There have been no allergies associated with Botox to date.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® 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.
Is BOTOX® affordable?
When considering your facial aesthetic options, BOTOX® is quite affordable. According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, BOTOX® is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States.
Is it safe?
BOTOX is approved by USFDA for cosmetic use. It has been in use for aver 17 years and its safety is well established
What exactly is BOTOX®?