What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is prescription medicine a medical professional injects into muscles to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow's feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
What results can I expect?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox®?
Botox is actually something called ”botulinum toxin type A.” It is one of the current injectable products made available for cosmetic and medical use. Very small amounts are injected into the area being treated. It works by blocking nerves and relaxing the muscle activity in a specific area.
Botox® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
How does Botox® 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 specialist 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.
Is Botox® right for me?
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 specialists 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.
As with all medical treatments, please consult your doctor for considering any procedure.
*VISTABEL® outside of North America.
What conditions can Botox® be used to treat?
A little-known fact is that Botox® is effective for much more than holding on to our youthful appearance! Research has shown that botulinum toxin can successfully treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including:
- Migraine headaches
- Severe underarm sweating
- Overactive bladder / urinary incontinence
- Excessive squinting, blinking, lazy eye and crossed eyes
- Cervical dystonia (a neuromuscular disorder of the head and neck)
- Some neurological conditions, such as cerebral palsy
Who should not use Botox® cosmetic?
Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you are: allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic such as botulinum toxin type A and human serum albumin; had an allergic reaction to another botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
What are common side effects?
The most common side effects include temporary injection site pain; weakening of adjacent facial muscles; drooping eyelids; swelling eyelids; and headache. Other side effects, while less common, have been reported including blurred vision, double vision and allergic reactions (itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness or feeling faint).
These are not all of the possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice if you experience any side effects after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
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