What is Botox Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription based medicine that is used to inject into muscles and to improve the look of moderate to severe facial frown lines between the eyebrows for a short period of time.
BOTOX® Cosmetic should only be administered by a trained healthcare professional as a relatively simple, nonsurgical treatment.
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Effectiveness will vary by individual.
When should I expect to see results from using Botox Cosmetic?
Results will usually show up within days. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to four months or more, depending upon how often areas are treated in succession.
Individual results may vary.
How long does a treatment of Botox Cosmetic last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to four months or more. Your personal results may vary. Studies have shown that continual use of Botox Cosmetic will increase the amount of time between treatments.
Are Botox Cosmetic treatments painful?
Botox Cosmetic injections usually causes minimal discomfort and only last briefly. Prior to treatment injections, Dr. Bootstaylor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the doctor’s office without any downtime following a treatment of Botox Cosmetic.
What are the side-effects of using Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic can cause some side effects in some people – and should only be administered by a qualified healthcare professional.
Side effects include:
- dry mouth
- discomfort or pain at the injection site
- neck pain
- eye problems such as double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes
- allergic reactions – though rare; symptoms of an allergic reaction to Botox Cosmetic may include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Inform your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Botox Cosmetic. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.