Botox May Be the One for You
You may feel that the moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows make you look tired or unapproachable, or have other reasons for being curious about BOTOX® Cosmetic. With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors. Discover the proven results that 11 million women and men have experienced.
What Is Botox?
Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
Botox is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. 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.
Facts about Botox:
- Botox, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.
- With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why Botox has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.
- Approximately 11.8 million Botox procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002.
- 92% of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their Botox Cosmetic experience.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the “11s,” 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 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 last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months.1 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.
Is treatment with Botox painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® treatment.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What will happen to the moderate to severe frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows will gradually return to the way they looked before treatment.
Do treatment results differ?
Yes, individual results may vary. To get the best results, it’s important to go to a doctor who is experienced in administering Botox.
What should you look for in a doctor?
Choose a doctor that has a medical practice that focuses on facial aesthetics and offers other facial aesthetic treatments.
Make sure the doctor has experience injecting Botox.
A few example questions to ask your doctor:
- How long have you been administering Botox treatments and how many procedures have you performed?
- Can you give me references or do you have any patient testimonials?
- How long must I wait for an appointment?
- If I call with a question, will a doctor or nurse return my call promptly?
- Who covers for you while you are away?
Is Botox expensive?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of Botox is approximately $400. Please ask your physician or health care provider for more information as pricing may vary.
You can save money on your Botox treatments with the Brilliant Distinctions Program.