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Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that when injected into a patients muscles is used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people of all ages for a short period of time (temporary).
When administered by our trained medical staff, BOTOX Cosmetic, is a simple nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. The treatment is able to improve the appearance of the patient’s face by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows leaving the patient looking refreshed. Individual results may vary.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). 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.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
How long does it take for Botox Cosmetic to take effect?
Why would you want BOTOX® Cosmetic?
You are frustrated with the lines between your brows which make you look tired or upset, and you are ready to start a maintenance program to keep yourself looking young and well rested.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
After undergoing a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment you may see a marked improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and crows feet around the eyes. The procedure does not however prevent your face from making facial expression you will still be able to frown and show surprise but without all of the wrinkles and creases.
BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily reduces the facial muscles ability to contract and create those pesky lines and wrinkles that have developed over time around your eyes and between your brows.
Within a few days of treatment you may see an improvement that can last for as long as three to four months. Individual results may vary.
What can I expect at the doctors office when I come in for my BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
When you are getting ready to come into the office you will be given an opportunity to ask any additional questions you might have before you schedule your first BOTOX Cosmetic treatment consultation. Common questions that we recieve on the phone may be: How long will it take? Will it hurt? How long will the results last?
The day of your consultation. Allow time before your appointment for filling out forms. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you have and in addition, you will be asked about your expectations for treatment and if you have any allergies or any condition that would make you a poor candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic.
Should you decide on BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment you will find yourself in a very relaxed environment.
Before the procedure. You will be seated in a reclining chair, much like you find in a dentist’s office and asked to make a range of facial expressions. This exercise will allow the practioner to get a better understanding of your individual facial musculature and approximate the appropriate treatment dosage for maximum results. Several tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic will then be administered directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe lines between the brows and/or around the eyes. The entire BOTOX® Cosmetic injection procedure takes approximately ten minutes and discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
The benefit of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it’s a simple, ten-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny injections, and within days there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows as well as a marked improvement to crow’s feet around the eyes. Results may vary but generally last for as long as three to four months and there’s no recovery time. You can even be done during your lunch break!
What are some of the side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
You should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you:
- Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic.
- Have an infection where BOTOX® Cosmetic will be injected.
What should I tell my doctor before using BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Only your practitioner can tell you if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you:
- Are planning on becoming pregnant soon.
- Are breastfeeding.
- Have any diseases that effect your nerves and muscles. These diseases may increase your risks of side effects with you BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.