What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
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 brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. 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.
What is the Treatment Process?
Before the Treatment
The doctor will ask you about your goals to determine where to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. To do this, the doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create furrow between your brows can vary among individuals.
Ask the doctor any questions you may have about your expectations for treatment
Discuss treatment goals and finalize a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs
The administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic involves:
No anesthesia is required. However, the doctor will numb the area with a cold pack. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The doctor will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. The entire treatment takes approximately 10 minutes.
After the Treatment
• No downtime is needed – you’re ready to get on with your day!
• The doctor will give you specific aftercare instructions.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.