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BOTOX® Cosmetic

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Many people want to revive a fresh and vibrant look on their face. And it can do it without surgery. In recent past, many new treatments have been created to help achieve this goal. One of these treatments is BOTOX® Cosmetic.

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a prescription medicine and the trade name for botulinum toxin type A. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox® Cosmetic in 2002 for the temporary improvement of frown lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows. In 2013, the FDA then approved Botox® Cosmetic to diminish the appearance crow’s feet lines.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

Crow’s feet and frown lines are caused from recurring contractions of the muscles that allow people to squint and frown. Nerve cells send a message to these muscles to tell them to contract. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks these signals. This temporarily reduces contractions which makes the wrinkles relax and soften.  

What is the process for the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into specific muscles using a fine needle. When targeting frown lines, five injections are administered into muscles in the forehead. These include one injection in the procerus muscle, and four into the corrugator muscles. When targeting crow’s feet, three injections are administered into the orbicularis oculi muscle on each eye. Following the treatment there should be no down time.

How long do the effects last?

The effects of the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can sustain for up to four months. Factors such as age, if you are a smoker, the structure of your face, diet, and sun exposure.

Why choose BOTOX® Cosmetic:

 There are a number of reasons to choose BOTOX® Cosmetic. It is the only approved treatment for diminishing the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. The use of BOTOX® Cosmetic as a medical aesthetic treatment has been evaluated in over 400 peer-reviewed articles. Its use has been approved in 78 countries. Millions of people have used BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Possible Side Effects:

As with any prescription medicines there are potential side effects. These can range from minor to serious. They can occur within hours or weeks. Some of these include problems swallowing or breathing, blurred vision, and dizziness.


The aging process takes its toll in many ways. One place that is obvious is in the face. In addition to the wrinkles that occur naturally, volume loss in the face also is a natural part of aging. This can make you look tired and even haggard, even when you feel vibrant and alert.
Thanks to so many innovations, the appearance of your face can be made to match how you feel. In terms of gauntness, which occurs when there is a loss of volume in the face, the solution is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, a filler created by Allergan.


JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is one of the products in the Juvéderm line of anti-aging injectable gels. The active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, bonds with skin structures to create more volume to create a more youthful appearance.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a non-surgical treatment to temporarily to correct mid-face volume loss. This is one of the most effective and long lasting treatments available.


  • It is clinically proven to last up to two years, making this the longest lasting filler treatment available.
  • The formulation of this product results in less swelling than other fillers.
  • It is non-surgical so there is no down time.

Are there side effects with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?

The most common side effects include tenderness, lump or bumps, bruising, discoloration, and redness. Most of these side effects disappear within two to four weeks. In some instances, if side effects persist for more than 30 days your doctor may prescribe antibiotics or steroids.

Individual results vary by patient and cannot be guaranteed

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