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You don’t have to look your age. It’s easy to look youthful and vibrant with Botox injections. This fast treatment minimizes wrinkles and reduces forehead lines and crow’s feet.*

What is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox is an FDA-approved prescription medication that lessens the movement of treated areas by blocking nerve impulses and improving appearance by minimizing lines and wrinkles. The cosmetic is injected into the muscles below the areas where lines and wrinkles are located – usually around the eyes and mouth, between the brows and on the forehead.

How does Botox Treatment work?

There are many causes of the lines and wrinkles that develop as we age. When we frown, squint or even smile, the muscles contract causing the skin to fold and crease. After years of this repeated movement, the skin begins showing the effects.

Sun damage can also cause lines and wrinkles, as can the cellular changes that come with normal aging.

But Botox can temporarily ‘undo’ this damage.

Using tiny needles, Botox is injected under the skin where it relaxes the muscles, giving the face a fresh, smooth appearance as the muscular activity decreases.

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Botox Facts

What is Botox?
This safe, prescription medication contains very small amounts of purified botulinum protein taken from Clostridium botulinum. Botox has been extensively studied and is approved by the FDA for use. You will not get sick from this medication and you will not be at risk for botulism poisoning; it is completely safe.

Botox improves the youthfulness and vibrancy of the face by minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The skin becomes smoother, and the lines that usually result from squinting, frowning, lifting the forehead and smiling decrease.

What does Botox treatment involve?
A Botox treatment can take as little as 10 minutes, depending on the extent of your session.

When you arrive for your treatment, your nurse may numb your skin to reduce discomfort during the treatment. You may receive a numbing injection, a numbing cream or a cold spray on your skin.

Next, a nurse will use a tiny needle to inject the Botox cosmetic into your skin or muscles. For crow’s feet, you will receive up to 3 injections in the orbicularis oculi (the muscle on the side of the eye area) on each side of your face, and for frown lines, you will receive 5 injections total in the muscles in your forehead.

How should I prepare for my Botox treatment?
Before your Botox treatment, let your nurse know if you have had any other type of botulinum toxin injections in the last four months or if you have taken any muscle relaxants, sleeping medication or allergy medications. Your nurse may also ask you to refrain from taking blood thinners before your treatment.

You may wear your normal clothing to your treatment.

Is there downtime after a Botox treatment?
Sometimes called a lunchtime procedure, you can expect little to no recovery time after your treatment. You can return to your normal activities immediately.

We do recommend that you stay upright and refrain from massaging the injection area for 4 hours after the procedure, to prevent the cosmetic from moving beyond the treated area.

What will I look like after treatment, and how soon will I see results?
After treatment, you may experience slight bruising at the injection site. This should fade within 24-48 hours.

Usually you will begin to see results within 24 – 48 hours.

How long will the results last, and will I need to repeat the treatment?
You can expect results to last up to 4 months.

Yes, you will need to repeat the treatment every 4 – 6 months. Otherwise, the lines and wrinkles will return.

What will I look like after treatment, and how soon will I see results?
After treatment, you may experience slight bruising at the injection site. This should fade within 24-48 hours.

Usually you will begin to see results within 24 – 48 hours.

How long will the results last, and will I need to repeat the treatment?
You can expect results to last up to 4 months.

Yes, you will need to repeat the treatment every 4 – 6 months. Otherwise, the lines and wrinkles will return.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & APPROVED USES

Approved Uses:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months
  • Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.

BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, or both at the same time.

BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles: trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.

Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.

Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids.

For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.

To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.