Botox is actually something called ”botulinum toxin type A.” It is one of the current injectable products made available for cosmetic and medical use. Very small amounts are injected into the area being treated. It works by blocking nerves and relaxing the muscle activity in a specific area.
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 targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with Botox®Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
As with all medical treatments, please consult your doctor for considering any procedure.
Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you are: allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic such as botulinum toxin type A and human serum albumin; had an allergic reaction to another botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
The most common side effects include temporary injection site pain; weakening of adjacent facial muscles; drooping eyelids; swelling eyelids; and headache. Other side effects, while less common, have been reported including blurred vision, double vision and allergic reactions (itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness or feeling faint).
These are not all of the possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice if you experience any side effects after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Achieving the best results
With Botox treatments, patients can reduce dynamic wrinkles in a few painless seconds. The procedure requires no downtime and has no temporary side effects such as wounds or blisters.
It is a safe method for reducing the signs of an aging face.
Wrinkles are just one of many indicators of sun damage and aging. Brown spots and discoloration, redness and spider veins, uneven skin texture, and skin growths are other cosmetically undesirable qualities of the skin. Through a combination of Botox, injectable fillers, and laser technology, these can be addressed and youthful skin restored.