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What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® is a prescription medication that targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet, repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting of the eyes. BOTOX® is injected into the muscle to temporarily reduce the muscle activity so you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the lines between the eyebrows (glabella lines) and the crow’s feet (side of the eyes).
Is BOTOX® right for me?
To find out if BOTOX® is for you, schedule a consultation with one of our Facial Plastic Surgeons and together you can decide on a treatment plan.
Be sure to tell your physician about all of your medical conditions and all medications (including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and especially if you:
- Have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves
- Have weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows
- Have allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- Have breathing problems, such as asthma or emphysema
- Have swallowing problems
- Had surgery on your face
- Have had a recent infection at the injection sites
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Currently breast feeding or plan to breastfeed.
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects with BOTOX® are discomfort or pain at the injections sites. You may experience bruising after the injections.
Allergic reactions include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or become dizzy or faint.
How long will the results last?
BOTOX® results may vary. In clinical studies, physicians assessed 48% of people had significant improvement at month 3; and 25% of people had significant improvement at month 4.
To find out if BOTOX® is for you, schedule a consultation with one of our Facial Plastic Surgeons and together you can decide on a individualized treatment plan.