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What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic and How Does It Work?

BTXC-colorBOTOX Cosmetics (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows of adults 18 to 65 years of age. It works by blocking nerve impulse to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes those lines to form between the brows.


Why should I consider BOTOX cosmetics?

Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. As time passes, your skin becomes less elastic and thos moderate to severe frown lines between your brows remain… even when your muscles aren’t contracting. The moderate to severe frown line between your brows that form are often referred to as your 1’s and may make you look angry and unapproachable.


Is BOTOX cosmetics the one for my 1’s?

BOTOX Cosmetics can give you real, noticeable results whether you have one moderate to severe frown line between the brows (1’s), or two (11’s), or even three (111’s). talk to your doctor today to find out if BOTOX Cosmetics is right for you.


Is there anyone who should not be treated with BOTOX Cosmetics?

Do not take BOTOX Cosmetics if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX Cosmetics (see Medication Guide for ingredients), had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc, Dysport, or Xeomin or have skin infection at the injection site.


Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done”. The muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.


How quickly will I see a difference?

Within 24 to 48 hours you may notice a softening in the appearance of ou moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. The area may continue to improve for up to a month.


How long can expect my result to last?

Results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary-be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.


Is there anything I need to tell my doctor?

Your doctor should be informed of all your medical conditions. If you have disease that affects your muscles and nerves, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, you may be at increased risk of serious side effects, including severe dysphagia (difficult swallowing) and respiratory compromise (difficulty breathing) from typical doses of BOTOX Cosmetic.

Also tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have had, or plan to have, surgery on you face or otherwise, weakness of forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows, drooping eyelids, or any other abnormal facial change. Inform you doctor if you are pregnant or about to become pregnant ( it is not know if BOTOX Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby), or if you are breast-feeding. ( It is not know if BOTOX Cosmetic passes into breast milk.) Finally, tell your doctor about any and all prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products you may be taking.


Is treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) treatment.

Is BOTOX Cosmetic affordable?

According to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons survey, the average cost of BOTOX Cosmetic is approximately $400. Please ask you physician or HCP for more information as pricing may vary.


Will a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic affect my skin color?

Men and women of varying ethnicities and skin types have been successfully treated with BOTOX Cosmetic. Because it works only on the underlying muscles, there’s no concern of it affecting your skin color or texture.


What are the possible side effect of BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic can cauase serious side effects. See “ What is the most important information I should know about BOTOX Cosmetic?” in the Medication Guide. Other side effect include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems such as double vision, blurred vision, decrease eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of the eyelids, and dry eyes may occur.



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