What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. BOTOX Cosmetic is a nonsurgical, injectable treatment performed in one of our treatment rooms by one of our expert injectors.
What BOTOX Cosmetic is NOT:
• It is not a surgical procedure
• It is not a filler (a substance that is injected into certain areas of the face to “fill in” wrinkles)
• It is not permanent
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
BOTOX Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into these muscles to temporarily reduce muscle contractions. After an injection, you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
When will I see results?
You will begin to notice results within 24 to 72 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to four months.
Will BOTOX Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had “work” done?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important for us to discuss the results you want from treatment.
Does BOTOX Cosmetic treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX Cosmetic feels like a pinch. We may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, we may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your injections.
What are common side effects?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic.
How long does the treatment take?
We will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate number of units for the areas we are treating. The actual injection process takes about ten minutes.
How many injections will I receive?
For the crow’s feet area, three areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye (orbicularis oculi) will be injected. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the side of the other eye.
For the frown lines area, there are five injections into muscles in your forehead — one in the procerus muscle and four in the corrugator muscles.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and we will give you specific aftercare instructions.
Do men receive BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?
Yes. BOTOX Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 12% of patients treated with BOTOX Cosmetic.
How can I save on treatments?
Enroll in the Allē rewards program to save money on BOTOX Cosmetic treatments. You earn points on each BOTOX Cosmetic treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments that your doctor may determine are right for you.