BOTOX® was first developed by an ophthalmologist nearly three decades ago and has been safely used to treat a variety of medical conditions such as crossed eyes, eyelid or facial spasms. While treating these medical conditions, ophthalmologists noted the added beneficial cosmetic effects resulting from relaxation of the muscles around the eyes and face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is now the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world. “Men and Women” alike are enjoying the benefits of a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
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What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a highly purified medicine containing minuscule amounts of the protein produced by a type of bacteria under precisely controlled laboratory conditions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected in very low doses into the overactive muscles that cause crow’s feet and frown lines to form, causing them to be temporarily weakened or inactivated.
What does BOTOX® Cosmetic do?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical procedure that relaxes the muscles underneath the skin to create a more relaxed, refreshed appearance.
Are BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most researched and carefully monitored medications in the world. In experienced hands, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, predictable treatment used to temporarily soften and eliminate unwanted facial wrinkles and creases.
What if I am taking medication?
Patients may need to refrain from taking some medications and supplements for a few days prior to treatment. If you’re taking medications or supplements, please tell your treatment provider before receiving treatment.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts an average of 3-4 months or longer. Once injected, it takes a few days for the first effects to be seen and the full effect of the treatment takes two weeks to develop.
What is the recovery after BOTOX® Cosmetic?
There is no downtime following a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Patients may return to work and resume normal activities right away. Some may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injection site, but this will gradually diminish within a few hours to days following the procedure.
Will my facial expressions look natural?
Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic will smoothe unwanted wrinkles without drastically changing your appearance. The targeted muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still smile, look surprised, and make natural facial expressions.
How much do BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments cost?
The cost varies depending on the area of treatment and number of units of BOTOX® Cosmetic required for optimal results. During your consultation, your treatment provider will assess your needs, discuss your goals, and recommend a treatment plan tailored to you.