Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
Botox is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
What causes a wrinkle?
Many wrinkles are actually creases that have worn into the skin by making the same expression thousands of times. Theses “expression lines”, often called frown lines or crow’s feet, are due to the contraction of a muscle under the skin in that area.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although Botox is a toxin, there are no serious side effects. There are extremely small amounts injected into the muscle of the facial lines and it does spread through the body.
Does a Botox injection hurt?
Often compared to a bug bite, there is minimal discomfort. Once the injection is complete there is usually no discomfort.
How long does a Botox treatment last?
The effects of Botox usually last 3–5 months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments your results may begin to last longer.
How safe is Botox?
Botox has been used successfully in ophthalmology for over 15 years, and for wrinkle therapy over 9 years. The only possible side effects are temporary and usually localized to the injection site. Patients who are pregnant or have a neurological disease should not be treated.
Facts about Botox
Botox Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.
With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why Botox Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.
Approximately 11.8 million1 Botox Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002.
97% of 117 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their Botox Cosmetic experience.
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