What is Botox® Cosmetic?
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.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a nonsurgical, injectable treatment performed in one of our treatment rooms by a healthcare professional.
Other facts to know
Approved in the United States for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in 2002, for moderate to severe crow’s feet in 2013, and is also approved in 79 countries2,†
Well studied with 442 articles published in scientific and medical journals 3l Millions of people have been treated, and here in our office we treat patients every day!
What Botox® Cosmetic is Not
It is NOT a surgical procedure
It is NOT a filler (a substance that is injected into certain areas of the face to “fill in” wrinkles)
It is NOT permanent †VISTABEL® outside of North America.
Please see full Indications and additional Important Safety Information about BOTOX® Cosmetic on following pages.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into these muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity. After an injection, you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to us about the results you want from treatment.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. We may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, we may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions.4 These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.
We will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
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For the crow’s feet area, 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye (orbicularis oculi) will be injected. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the side of the other eye. For the frown lines area, there are 5 injections into muscles in your forehead— 1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and we may give you specific aftercare instructions.
Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients.In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men.5 In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 12% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.6,7
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