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.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just what happens to the outer layer of skin, but also the contracting muscles of the fact that cause skin to furrow and fold, or show lines. These lines – often called “expression lines” – develop from years of squinting, laughing, frowning or worrying and can make you look older, tired or stressed.
Thanks to Botox Cosmetic’s FDA-approved injection, these deep lines can be temporarily reduced.
How long does a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment last?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. Following a course of treatments, the results may last longer.
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
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. BOTOX is a muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium Clastridium Botulinum. When injected, BOTOX stops the facial muscles from responding to signals from the brain that tell them to move or contract. As a result, the muscles remain relaxed and the skin also stays smooth.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic treatment like?
Depending on which area you are targeting (crow’s feet or frown lines), your provider will inject BOTOX into the muscle controlling that motion. Treatment is safe, virtually pain-free and only takes about 10 minutes. No anesthetic is required as the very fine needle used to administer the injection causes only a pin-prick. After the treatment, you can immediately resume your normal activities.
Are there any side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic?
As with any treatment, side effects are possible; however, they are not common and if they do occur are typically mild and temporary. Temporary bruising may occur, but generally only lasts 2-3 days. In some rare cases, eyelid drooping or swelling can occur. Should this occur, you should contact your doctor to schedule an appointment.