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. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is quick and minimally invasive. You can expect to ee results within a few days after your treatment; however, the appearance of the areas injected may continue to improve for up to 2 weeks. Results generally last between 3 and 4 months.
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 BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic used for?
BOTOX® is a simple, nonsurgial 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. At Visible Results, we provide a topical anesthetic and a cooling device to minimize any discomfort.
What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include headache, nausea, and flu-like symptoms. Less common reactions include temporary eyelid droop in less than 2% of patients.
Is BOTOX® expensive?
Actually, it’s quite affordable. In fact, nationwide the cost per treatment averages between $150 and $500, depending on the number of areas injected.