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The real, noticeable results of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Why millions of people have experienced BOTOX® Cosmetic. Proven year after year, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows of adults ages 18 to 65. Ask your practitioner if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. There’s only one BOTOX® Cosmetic. Eight out of 10 people achieved clinically significant results by day 30 in clinical trials, but results may vary.
What causes frown lines between the brows? How does BOTOX® Cosmetic help?
The lines that appear between your brows, forehead and around the eyes actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time.
Two muscles are largely responsible for frown lines between the brows. When those muscles contract, they draw the brows together. As skin becomes less elastic over time, repeated frowning can result in those moderate to severe lines between your brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those muscles. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smooths out, fading frown lines.
What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic and is it safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein. It is a nonsurgical, practitioner-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment of its type approved by the FDA for this use. The treatment is minimally invasive and nonsurgical. It requires no recovery time and causes little discomfort.
What is the treatment like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive treatment. Your Nurse Practitioner makes a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Your Practitioner will determine exactly where to administer the injections to achieve the best results. No anesthesia is required, although he or she may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthesia cream prior to injecting. The entire procedure takes approximately ten minutes. Discomfort is minimal and brief - most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. You may resume normal activity immediately.
How soon will I see a difference? What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week. In a patient clinical study, by day 30, 89% of patients judged the severity of their frown lines as moderate or better. Visible results can last up to four months. After that, you may be ready to return for a follow-up treatment.
Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Other side effects include pain and redness where the medicine is injected, pain in the face and muscle weakness. These effects generally occur within the first week and usually go away on their own. Your own results may vary - be sure to talk to your doctor about what you can expect.
How soon will I need a second treatment? What happens if I decide not to continue?
The effects of each treatment 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 between your brows will eventually go back to its pretreatment appearance.
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