BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to improve a patients' facial appearance by reducing horizontal creases in the forehead, frown lines, and wrinkling. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple in-office procedure with no downtime and patients can return to work immediately after the injection.
While BOTOX® Cosmetic is a relatively simple procedure, it does require experience and expertise to ensure the best possible results with the least risk of complications.
The overall effect of a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is a relaxed, smooth appearance for the treated facial area. The most commonly treated areas are the forehead and around the eyes, although a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection can treat other areas of the face and neck as well.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name of botulinum toxin type A that has been in use for cosmetic purposes since 1990. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into a muscle that is contracting and causing wrinkles or frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic weakens the nerve to the muscle for about four to six months. It works by reducing the strength of the muscles that caused the wrinkles or frown lines in the first place. This may reduce your frown lines or wrinkles without surgery. For more information on BOTOX® Cosmetic, visit the web site of the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic at http://www.botoxcosmetic.com.