BOTOX® Cosmetic, the #1 selling product of its kind in the world, is a purified protein, onabotulinum toxin A. When strategically injected with a micro-needle into targeted facial expression muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily smooths: frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bunny lines of the nose, laugh lines, lip lines and more.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic works
BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks signals from the nerve to the muscle which temporarily reduces muscle activity in order to smooth areas of repeated muscle contraction (such as squinting or smiling) and temporarily reduce brow lines, frown lines, or crow's feet. As the muscle ceases contracting, lines and wrinkles begin to smooth and heal. BOTOX® Cosmetic also prevents the worsening of lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is indicated to prevent excessive sweating of the under arms.
What we love about it
BOTOX® Cosmetic is widely-used and well researched. More than 11 million individuals have received treatment and BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved in 78 countries worldwide. It's safe, effective, and inexpensive. It's called a lunch-time procedure because there's no recovery time.
What to expect
Your first consultation and facial analysis will reveal if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. At treatment time, a micro-needle is injected at strategic pre-determined muscle points of the face and/or neck. Some patients report the sensation of a pinch and ice or numbing cream may be applied for sensitive areas. The whole procedure takes 10 minutes and you can immediately return to regular activities. Best results are achieved within 5-7 days and last 3-4 months; with continued treatment, less frequent administration is possible.
How many treatments?
Noticeable results begin within 24 hours with best results in 5-7 days and results last up to 4 months.
Possible side effects
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months. Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
What others are saying
It just makes me feel more confident and I like knowing that I'm preventing future wrinkles. Yes, I look younger but my real goal was to not look any older and Botox definitely works for me.