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BOTOX® COSMETIC

Botox® has been used therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries and remains the most-studied botulinum toxin and one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. In 2002, the same formulation - under the name Botox® Cosmetic - was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in
people ages 18 to 65.

Lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. When powerful muscles between the brows contract, they draw the brows together, causing the skin to fold or furrow. As skin becomes less elastic, those folds or furrow result in stubborn lines.

Because frown lines are dynamic lines caused by overactive muscles, they can usually be treated with tiny injections of Botox® Cosmetic.

Static lines, on the other hand, are lines that are visible even when they muscles are at rest.
These lines are usually treated with Botox® Cosmetic and Juvederm™ injectable gel - a dermal
filler.

During treatment, very low doses of Botox® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections
directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines between the brow. By blocking the release
of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox® Cosmetic enables them to relax.
The effects are very localized and, when administered by an experienced physician, do not affect
your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression. Botox® Cosmetic is the only product
of its kind that has been approved for use in this area.


Botox® Cosmetic
Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Botox® Cosmetic?
A: Botox® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein, which in very low doses relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines to form. Treatment is a non-surgical treatment administered by a physician. Botox® Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses, reducing the movement of those muscles. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smoothes out, and the moderate to severe lines begin to fade.

Q. Is it safe?

A: Botox® has been safely used to treat a variety of conditions for more than 17 years. It is FDA approved as Botox® Cosmetic for the temporary treatment of frown lines in people aged 18 to 65.

Q: Will it radically change my appearance?

A: No. Expect an improvement in the appearance of your frown lines. Look forward to people telling you that you look well rested, or asking if you changed your hair.   Some people have the area between their eyebrows done so that they don't have that angry looking frown.


Q. I hate needles, and faint when I have blood drawn.  Will I have the same effect when I get Botox®?

A: When you have blood drawn the needle most commonly used is a 21 gauge, which is pretty large. The needle we use for injecting Botox® Cosmetic is a 30 gauge, which is really small. We can use a numbing gel prior to your treatment to make it more tolerable.

Q: Can I go back to work after my treatment?
A: Yes, you might have some needle marks and you might have some braising, but most people have no visible signs of the treatment.

Q: How soon can I expect to see results?
A: Benefits develop over 2 to 7 days and can last 6 weeks to 6 months based on individual variability. In clinical trials, 89% of patients rated improvement in frown lines between their brows as moderate or better at day 30. Please understand that a small percentage of people are minimally responsive to the treatment. Most people find that the more frequently they receive Botox® Cosmetic the longer it lasts.

Q: When will I need another treatment?

A: The effect of each treatment can last up to 4 months and it is advisable to schedule your follow-up treatments in advance.

Q: What if I decide not to get it again?

A:  If you decide not to continue with Botox® Cosmetic, the treated area will eventually go back to its pretreatment appearance.