BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment approved by the FDA to temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults. After treatment, patients will look like themselves, only with less noticeable facial lines.
One benefit of BOTOX® Cosmetic is the minimal downtime required after treatment. Patients are free to resume daily activities immediately after treatment. Results are noticeable within 24 to 48 hours, with full results visible in 30 days. Overall, results last up to four months for patients with moderate to severe frown lines. Patients can expect predictable, subtle results after just one treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an established brand that delivers consistent results. A survey of 381 people treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic showed they:
- Trust the brand
- Have experienced predictable results
- Have seen subtle results
Another survey of 342 people found that 62% of respondents believe treatment is worth the investment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment of its kind evaluated by the FDA for safety and efficacy in three treatment areas, as well as for patient satisfaction in treating frown lines and forehead lines in adults.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
Facial lines can be caused by a combination of factors, such as cellular changes, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
In addition, repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows can cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually forming visible facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults to help them look visibly smoother.
Patients should consult with their doctor to find out if they are a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Before receiving treatment, patients should tell their doctor about any muscle or nerve conditions and all other medical conditions. During an initial consultation, the doctor will ask the patient if they are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not recommended for patients who:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Have experienced 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
Potential Side Effects and Risks
After treatment, patients may experience:
- Loss of strength, or general muscle weakness
- Vision problems
- Allergic reactions, such as itching rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness
What to Expect During Treatment
Some patients have said receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic injections has felt like a pinch. Within 24 to 48 hours after treatment, patients will begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Full results are visible in 30 days and can last up to four months for patients with moderate to severe frown lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent treatment and patients should continue receiving treatment regularly, or their moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines will gradually return.
Why Trust BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment of its kind backed by more than 16 years of published studies. It uses a unique manufacturing process, and its potency is measured in units unmatched by any other product.