is Botox Cosmetic?
It is a purified protein administered in a simple, nonsurgical
procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate
to severe lines, generally in the forehead, crow’s feet,
and between the brows.
long has Botox been used?
Botox has been used therapeutically for over 15 years to treat
a variety of medical conditions. Botox for therapeutic use
remains one of the most widely researched medicines in the
world. The same product with dosing specific to glabellar
lines was approved in 2002 as Botox Cosmetic.
patients been happy with their results?
According to a recent survey of 204 dermatologists and plastic
surgeons, Botox Cosmetic has the highest satisfaction rating
of all physician-administered treatments in 2003 and 2004.
For the past three years, Botox Cosmetic was the most popular
physician-administered cosmetic procedure in the United States
(surgical and nonsurgical combined).
is the Botox Cosmetic procedure like?
It’s a simple, 10-minute treatment consisting of a few
tiny injections. You may resume normal activity immediately.
the procedure painful?
It causes little discomfort; most patients compare the sensation
to a bug bite. Overall, the discomfort is minimal and temporary.
will I start to see results?
You should start to see a visible improvement in the area
between your brows within a few days. The area may continue
to improve for up to a week.
long will the results last?
When administered properly, the effects can last up to 4 months.
will Botox Cosmetic affect my facial expressions?
Botox Cosmetic is injected in small doses directly into the
muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines to
form, allowing the area to smooth out. It won’t affect
your ability to laugh, smile, or otherwise express yourself.
Botox Cosmetic expensive?
Actually, it’s quite affordable. In fact, according
to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox
Cosmetic is one of the least costly facial aesthetic procedures
performed in the United States.
can I be sure I am getting real Botox Cosmetic?
Allergan, Inc., the maker of Botox Cosmetic, is the only source
for healthcare professionals to purchase the product, and
each label has the “Allergan” hologram.