What is Botox Cosmetic and how does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of the 11s which are moderate to severe frown lines between the brows as well as to treat crow’s feet lines in adults. BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX® works by blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes those troublesome lines to form between the brows, and around the eyes.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although the results are visible, BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as is you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown, look surprised, or squint without the wrinkle and creases being evident.
How quickly will I see a difference?
Within 1-2 days you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines from the treatment while the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a month.
Typically, there is no downtime associated with Botox® Cosmetic. However, as with any injection procedure, there is a possibility of bruising, swelling, redness, or infection.