What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly purified protein derived from the bacteria clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking receptor sites on muscles and preventing acetylcholine, released by nerves, from stimulating muscles to contract. BOTOX® is utilized in the skin in very small and safe amounts to selectively block the function of certain facial muscles that are involved in wrinkle formation, and is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
Yes! BOTOX® Cosmetic has been safely used for over a decade. While the temporary nature of BOTOX® Cosmetic means that treated areas may need to be re-injected two to three times a year to maintain results, this also insures the safety of the treatment.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is painlessly injected directly into specific facial muscles which are responsible for a long list of unwanted lines and wrinkles. Once injected, BOTOX® blocks nerve impulses, temporarily neutralizing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
What kinds of conditions does BOTOX® Cosmetic treat?
Frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck are just a few of the many conditions BOTOX® Cosmetic can effectively treat.
Who can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Anyone over the age of 18 who has unwanted facial lines and wrinkles is a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
With only one 10 minute treatment consisting of a few tiny BOTOX® Cosmetic injections you will experience a noticeable improvement in your moderate to severe unwanted facial lines and wrinkles which can last approximately 4 to 5 months.