WHAT IS BOTOX© AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
BOTOX© Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to servere frown lines between the eyebrows for a short period of time (temporary). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form between brows, forehead and around the eyes.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER BOTOX© COSMETIC?
You may feel your frown lines between the brows make you look tired, unapproachable, or have other reasons. With real noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons to get treated with BOTOX© Cosmetic.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO TELL MY DOCTOR?
Your doctor should know of all your medical conditions, including if you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease–myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome). Tell your doctor about any and all prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
WHAT CAUSES FROWN LINES?
THE 11s–those vertical lines thatappear between your brows–result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO MAKE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS?
Although the results are visable, a treatment with BOTOX© Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrikles and creases between your brows.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE A DIFFERENCE?
Within 24 to 48 hours you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines between your brows. The area may continue to improve for up to a month.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT MY RESULTS TO LAST?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary–be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
WHAT ARE THE INJECTED-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
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