Botox® is a purified protein administered in a simple non-surgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between brows and other areas of the face and neck in people ages 18-65. During treatment, very low doses of Botox® cosmetics are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause lines between the brows, and other areas of the face and neck.
Botox® injections are the most effective way to improve dynamic wrinkles which include frown, forehead and crow’s feet. These are wrinkles which are formed from the motion of muscles in the local area. Botox® is a dilute bacterial toxin that is directly injected into a specific muscle to weaken it’s motion. Although Botox® injections need to be repeated every 3-4 months, after a few treatments many patients notice that the effects last longer between treatments as the muscles are retrained to relax.
It’s all about freedom of expression
You’ve probably heard a lot about Botox® Cosmetic. It’s been in the news, in fashion, health, and beauty magazines, and on TV. Your friends may even be talking about how it works.
Could this be what you’ve been looking for—a procedure that can temporarily smooth those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows with no surgery and no recovery time? An improvement can be seen within days, lasting for up to 4 months. Results may vary.
Why would you get treated with Botox® Cosmetic?
You think those stubborn frown lines between your brows make you look tired or upset. It seems like something that you could do to help maintain your appearance.
Almost 3.3 million procedures were performed in 2005 alone—a 16% increase over 2004. Not just models and movie stars, but people from all types of professions have tried it. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) ranked Botox® Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and nonsurgical combined).
What’s more, the ASAPS surveys ranked Botox® Cosmetic as one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States.
What to expect
Before you try and schedule your first Botox® Cosmetic treatment consultation, you probably have some questions, such as: How long will it take? How long will the results last? Will it hurt? Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Here’s what you might expect at the office from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done.
The day of your appointment. Allow time before your appointment for filling out forms and for consulting with the provider. You may also be asked about your expectations for treatment and if you have any allergies or any condition that wouldn’t make you a good candidate for Botox® Cosmetic.
Before the procedure. You’ll be seated in a reclining chair, much like you find in a dentist’s office. No anesthesia is required, although your provider may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
The procedure. Your provider will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire Botox® Cosmetic injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
After the procedure. There’s no recovery time needed. You’re ready to get on with your day! The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Seeing results. Within days, you may notice an improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
How often is treatment recommended?
If you’re pleased with the results of a Botox® Cosmetic treatment, you’ll probably want to get on a treatment schedule so you can keep on being pleased. Take a look at men and women who’ve had Botox® Cosmetic treatments, and see for yourself!
Botox® Cosmetic is a non-surgical, physician-administered aesthetic treatment that can temporarily reduce the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows for up to 4 months. Within days, you may see a noticeable improvement. Results may vary. You can receive injections with Botox® Cosmetic up to every 4 months to help you maintain the results. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Don’t wait for a special occasion to use Botox® Cosmetic. Talk to your provider about a Botox®Cosmetic treatment now.
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