BOTOX Cosmetic is a nonsurgical treatment that diminishes the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Treatment areas include worry & frown lines on your forehead and crows feet around your eyes. It’s also used to lessen sweating.
What causes frown lines between the brows and how does Botox® Cosmetic help?
The lines that appear between your brows actually result from repeated muscle movement and the passage of time. Two muscles are largely responsible for frown lines between the brows. When those muscles contract, they draw the brows together. As skin becomes less elastic over time, repeated frowning can result in those moderate to severe lines between your brows.
BOTOX® works by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those muscles. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smoothes out, and the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows begin to fade.
What is Botox® Cosmetic? Is it FDA approved?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein. It’s an FDA approved prescription injection formulated to temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age. During the treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines between the brows.
What is the treatment like?
This is a quick and minimally invasive treatment that requires no downtime. Our expert doctor makes a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause moderate to severe frown lines between your brows.
Our expert medical providers will customize your treatment by determining exactly where and how much BOTOX® to administer to achieve the best results for you. No anesthesia is required and the entire procedure takes approximately ten-fifteen minutes. Discomfort is minimal and brief – most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite, and you may resume your normal activities immediately.
How soon will I see a difference? What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week. Visible results can last up to four months. Treatment must be repeated every three-six months, as desired, to maintain result.
Are there any side effects I should know about?
Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of side effects. The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea.
Other side effects include pain and redness where the medicine is injected, pain in the face, and muscle weakness. These effects generally occur within the first week and usually go away on their own.
Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your provider about what you can expect.
How soon will I need a second treatment? What happens if I decide not to continue?
The effect of each treatment can last up to four months – be sure to schedule your follow-up treatments in advance. If you decide not to continue with Botox® Cosmetic, the area between your brows will eventually go back to its pretreatment appearance.
How do I know if Botox® Cosmetic is right for me?
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 and wish to reduce moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. For more information or to schedule your appointment, call us today!