Botox Cosmetic FAQ
What Is Botox Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines.
How Does Botox Cosmetic Work?
Lines and wrinkles are caused by overactive facial muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is intramuscular, blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract, thereby relaxing them. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only product of its kind that affects the muscles that cause moderate to severe frown lines.
What is the treatment like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure. Your doctor makes a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause moderate to severe lines and creases. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterwards.
How soon will I see a difference? What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. Your appearance may continue to improve for up to a week. By day 30 in a clinical study, 89% of patients judged the severity of their frown lines between their brows as moderate or better. Your own results may vary-be sure to talk to your doctor about what you can expect. Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months, and after that you may be ready to return for a follow-up treatment. Go to the BOTOX® web site to see before and after pictures