What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the highly purified form of a natural protein produced by bacteria. This non-surgical treatment can smooth persistent lines on your face, even the furrows between your eyebrows.
Does a BOTOX® treatment hurt?
A treatment consists of a few tiny injections to the muscles that cause facial lines.
- No anesthetic is needed.
- The highly localized injections take about ten minutes and most people return to normal activities immediately.
- Discomfort is minimal and any temporary bruising can be easily covered with makeup.
How quickly does it work and how long will it last?
- Improvement begins within days of the procedure.
- The improvement in appearance should last for up to four months before another treatment is needed.
While BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce the appearance of lines and furrows on your face, it does not take the place of cosmetic surgery.
Is BOTOX® safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved by the FDA. Side effects are rare and you will be fully informed of the risks before your treatment. The most common side effects are headache, “flu” or respiratory infection, nausea or temporary eyelid droop.
Who is a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are available for men and women over the age of 18.
BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.