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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Treat Yourself – You Deserve It

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.

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