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BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic.
There’s only one BOTOX® Cosmetic. Talk to your doctor to see if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you!
When it comes to selecting a physician-administered aesthetic treatment, chances are you’ll want proof, not just claims. The proof for BOTOX® Cosmetic is in the numbers.
So why not ask your doctor if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you?
Whether it's emu oil, Dead Sea minerals, collagen creams, fruit acids, fat injections, or chemical peels, there are more anti-wrinkle procedures and products than you can shake a mascara wand at.
If you're looking for something for that one tough wrinkle spot, the area between your brows, be sure to talk to your doctor about BOTOX® Cosmetic and find out if it is right for you!
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. What's more, unlike many procedures and over-the-counter wrinkle remedies, BOTOX® Cosmetic treats the cause of these frown lines by reducing the muscle contractions that cause the lines to form over time.
You may see creams or gels advertised, or products that claim to be "better than BOTOX." However, none of these products is associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. The fact is, there is only one BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are derived from fruit and dairy products and act as exfoliators and moisturizers. Many dermatologists recommend AHAs to soften rough skin and erase fine lines. The strength of AHAs depends on their acid concentration.
Also called chemabrasion and dermapeeling, this facial skin rejuvenation procedure does what its name implies—it peels the skin. Chemical peels may contain alpha-hydroxy acids or other acids. Peels are typically used to treat wrinkles and pigment changes caused by sun exposure.
Collagen is a fibrous protein substance that is part of all human and animal tissue. Collagen injections typically involve bovine (cow-derived) or human collagen. Collagen injections are used to minimize lines and scars, filling wrinkles between the eyebrows, wrinkles from mouth to nose, and forehead wrinkles. Collagen is typically a dermal filler that offers a partial, short-term approach to fill in and smooth mild lines or folds.
With dermabrasion, the surface layer of the skin is removed by high-speed sanding. This technique is used for a wide range of purposes, from removal or reduction of acne and scars to facial skin rejuvenation. Microdermabrasion is a technique that removes less surface skin and is used most often for superficial skin defects.
Laser resurfacing with a pulsed CO2 laser works best on fine, shallow wrinkles caused by aging or sun damage. Lasers emit a very brief pulse of high-intensity light that's fast enough to limit heat damage in the skin, yet strong enough to vaporize tissue cleanly.
Fat implants are used as sub-dermal fillers. With this procedure, fat is essentially taken from one area (usually the belly, buttocks, or thighs) and put elsewhere—in an area where you want it. The fat is cleaned of blood and other fluids and deposited in laugh lines, frown lines, sunken chins, and hollow cheeks.
Before you try and schedule your first BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment consultation, you probably have some questions, such as: How long will it take? How long will the results last? Will it hurt? Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Here's what you might expect at the doctor's office from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done. (Please note that although this experience is typical, the routine at your doctor's office may be different.)
The day of your appointment. Allow time before your appointment for filling out forms and for consulting with the doctor or a member of his or her staff. If it's your initial visit, you may first meet with your doctor personally or a staff member. Many doctors have on-staff licensed aestheticians or nurses who are trained in skin care and skin care procedures who can answer many of your questions.
You may also be asked about your expectations for treatment and if you have any allergies or any condition that wouldn't make you a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Before the procedure. You'll probably be seated in a reclining chair, much like you find in a dentist's office. No anesthesia is required, although your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
The procedure. Your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire BOTOX® Cosmetic injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
After the procedure. There's no recovery time needed. You're ready to get on with your day! The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
You've heard it many times before: A product is advertised as "FDA-approved." But what does that really mean?
In the United States, prescription drugs and biologics are required to undergo rigorous laboratory, animal, and human clinical testing before they can be put on the market. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews the results of these studies to:
* verify the identity, potency, purity, and stability of the "ingredients," and* demonstrate that the drug is safe and effective for its intended use.
BOTOX® Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® Cosmetic is available by prescription only.