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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

A. BOTOX Health & Beauty Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.

Since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world. 

Q. How does BOTOX  Cosmetic work?

A. BOTOX Health & Beauty Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet is the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your healthcare professional will inject these muscles with BOTOX Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.

Q. Will BOTOX Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?

A. BOTOX Health & Beauty Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment.

Q. Does BOTOX Cosmetic treatment hurt?

A. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

Q. What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?

A.Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies.

Q.How long does the treatment take?

A. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. The consultation prior to your Botox treatment can vary from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

 

Q. What is the average treatment cost?

A. Your cost not only includes the price of the product but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX Cosmetic. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX  Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

It is more important to find an experienced healthcare professional who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

Find out more on our About page, to see the steps we follow upon consultation.

 

Q. When will I see results?

A. You may begin to notice results within 1 to 3 days for moderate to severe frown lines lasting 3 months and in some cases up to 4 months.

 

Q. How many injections will I receive?

A.For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye.

For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into muscles in your forehead—1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.

Find out more on our About page, to see the steps we follow upon consultation.

 

Q. How long is the recovery time after treatment?

A. After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.

 

Q. Do men receive BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?

A. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014 were of men—that is more than 1 million cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014.

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Some possible side effects.

  • Dry mouth
  • Discomfort or pain at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Eye problems
    • Double vision
    • Blurred vision
    • Decreased eyesight
    • Dry eyes
  • Allergic reactions

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Allergic Reactions

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 the 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
  • The 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; a headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids.

 

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