Reverse the signs of aging caused by repetitive muscle movement with BOTOX®. Botox Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of crow’s feet and frown lines—muscle contractions from squinting and frowning. Botox temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines. Results typically last three to five months.
Botox is also FDA-approved for temporarily controlling excessive underarm sweating, or hyperhydrosis (Excessive Sweating). Small doses are injected to the underarm areas to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweating. Results last from seven to nine months.
From Allergan, the maker of Botox:
• Real, noticeable results:
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
• Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX Cosmetic feels like a pinch:
Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
• The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes:
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
• You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet:
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.
• Return to your daily routine:
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
• Cost considerations:
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment.