WHAT IS BOTOX COSMETIC AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into the muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults younger than 65 years of age for a short period of time.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER BOTOX COSMETIC?
You may feel your frown lines between the brows make you like tired and unapproachable, or have other reasons. Talk to one of our doctors today to find out of BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you. With real noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons to get treated with BOTOX cosmetics.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO TELL THE DOCTOR?
Our doctors should know all of your medical conditions, including if you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis- ALS or Lou Gehrigs's disease- myasthenia gravis or Lambert- Eaton syndrome). Tell our doctorss about any and all prescriptions and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
WHAT CAUSES FROWN LINES?
The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows- result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscle between your brow contracts, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO MAKE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you've “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or looked surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE A DIFFERENCE?
Within 24 to 48 hours you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines between your brows. The area treated may continue to improve for up to a month.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT MY RESULTS TO LAST?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months2. Your own results may vary- be sure to talk to one of our health-care providers about what you can expect and when you can schedule your next appointment.
WHAT ARE THE INJECTION- RELATED SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.