BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe and effective therapy that eliminates facial wrinkles and frown lines and softens harsh expressions.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified natural protein toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, and is the registered trademark of Allergan Inc. In controlled small doses, it is injected directly into the muscles that cause frown lines. These isolated muscles are relaxed by BOTOX® Cosmetic and can no longer contract. Because the specific muscles no longer contract, the action of frowning is stopped and the frown lines soften, relax and diminish.
The most common areas of use of BOTOX® Cosmetic are the frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well.
The results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will begin to appear in three to four days. The effects will last three to four months, after which the treated muscles will gradually regain their action. When the lines begin to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 10 years and for wrinkle therapy for over 6 years. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection.
As with any injection, there can be temporary swelling, redness, bruising, headache or local discomfort. Rarely, clients have been reported developing a slight lowering of the eyelid or slight lowering of the forehead. This is temporary and resolves in a few weeks. Some clients may have an uneven or incomplete response to the treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not reduce the action of the muscles of facial expression distant from the site of treatment. Clients with neuromuscular disorder should inform their doctor before therapy. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should not be administered to women who are pregnant.
The information on this site is solely for purposes of general patient education, and may not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your own physician for evaluation and treatment of your specific condition.
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