BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines that run across the forehead and the crow’s feet around the outer eyes. It can also be used for lines that surround your lips, lines of either side of your nose, bands or lines on your neck.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Improvement may begin within 24-48 hours and your results may increase during the first week or two after treatment.. Results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
Botox Cosmetic® treatments are often used at the same time as dermal fillers or other cosmetic procedures to achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated look. For example, Botox Cosmetic® treatments may be used on wrinkles at the outside corners of the eyes, while dermal fillers may be better used to restore lost volume in the cheeks or lips and to treat smile lines. Botox Cosmetic® can still be effectively used after plastic surgery or other treatments.
A Botox Cosmetic® treatment is quick; it usually takes just 10 to 15 minutes. . Results may last longer with repeated treatments. The needle used in these injections is finer than a strand of hair and so causes very little if any discomfort and there is no down time afterwards. You could go out to dinner the same night, looking a little younger than you did that morning!
The results may also be enhanced by combining this treatment to photo rejuvenation treatments, chemical peels and injectable procedures, combined with a simple daily routine of home skin care with high quality products.