What is BOTOX®?
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. It’s also been proven safe and effective for non-traditional facial rejuvenation procedures; alleviating migraines and excessive perspiration.
What is the best age range for those who use BOTOX®?
This non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® is utilized to enhance your appearance and works best on persons between the ages of 30 and 50, when facial wrinkles are more likely to be caused by muscle pull and not sun-damaged skin.
How long before I see BOTOX® results?
One 10-minute treatment and 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.
Is there any downtime from using BOTOX®?
There is no downtime.
What is BOTOX® most commonly used for?
Botulinum toxin, or what is more commonly known as BOTOX®, is a new concept in treating facial wrinkles.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® works by weakening the resting tone of facial expression muscles. Once weakened, the pull of the muscles relax and the skin flattens out. By physiologically weakening the muscles, the wrinkles are diminished naturally. This is an entirely different approach to treating the aging face.
How is BOTOX® different from fillers?
Juvederm, Radiesse, Goretex, Collagen and Autogolous fat injections work by filling in a wrinkle. However, these fillers are not as effective as BOTOX® in treating wrinkles in the upper third of the face. BOTOX® takes about five to seven days to take effect and lasts between three and six months. The treatment is most effective for forehead lines, Crow’s feet and the frown lines. BOTOX® is utilized to enhance your appearance and works best on younger patients before the wrinkles have become too deep.
Who can administer BOTOX® Injections?
BOTOX® Injection procedures are considered medical techniques that should be carried out in a controlled medical environment and administered by a qualified and experience medical professional. They should check through your medical history to determine that you are appropriate candidates before taking BOTOX® treatment. In fact, only one injection should be given every 3 months.
What else is BOTOX® used for?
It’s also been proven safe and effective for non-traditional facial rejuvenation procedures; alleviating migraines and excessive perspiration.
Is BOTOX® FDA approved?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, 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). In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic.