Botox® Cosmetic is a natural purified protein that binds with receptor sites to weaken muscle contraction thereby causing a reduction in wrinkles, fine lines and facial creases. Clinical trials began in the 1960’s with effective medical treatments beginning as early as 1976. The effects typically last 3-4 months with no down time.
Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA approved product that has become one of the most popular and effective treatments for dynamic facial wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are due to the action of facial muscles, such as, prominent forehead creases, brow furrows or eye lines (crow’s feet).
Botox® Cosmetic treatment is quick and minimally invasive. You can expect to see results within a few days after your treatment; however, the appearance of the areas injected may continue to improve for up to a week. Results generally last between three and four months. Smooth away frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet or just about any wrinkle on the face without surgery. Just a few small injections and you could look 10 years younger.
FAQs about Botox
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
BOTOX has been used therapeutically for over 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries. The formulation with dosing specific to moderate to severe frown lines was approved in 2002 as BOTOC Cosmetic.
What is Botox Cosmetic used for?
A purified protein, Botox is a simple, nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines.
What is the procedure?
You will be asked to contract the facial muscles (frowning, squinting) that affect the area to be treated. This will help determine the best location for the BOTOX injection. It takes 10 minutes. The BOTOX is injected directly into the muscle or just below the skin using a tiny needle. There is generally no recovery period. You can go directly back to your normal activities. You should stay upright for 4 hours, avoid strenuous activities and should not rub or massage the injection sites.
Is it painful?
No anesthesia is required and most people experience only minimal and brief discomfort. You may request to numb area with ice pack prior to injecting.
What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea.
When will I start to see results?
You should start to see a visible improvement in the area within a few days. The area may continue to improve for up to a week.
How long will the results last?
When administered properly, the effects of The Treatment can last up to 4 months.
Is Botox expensive?
Actually, it’s quite affordable. In fact, nationwide the cost per treatemtn averages between $300 and $500-about $2.50 to $5.00 on a daily basis.