What is Botox?
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What is Botox?

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A), a prescription medicine first introduced in 2002, is a purified protein administered by a physician to temporarily improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. Since 2002, BOTOX® has become the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It is injected directly into the muscles between the brows and works by relaxing the injected muscles. Relaxing the muscle movement prevents the formation of lines between the brows. Approximately 11.8 million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been performed, with a 97% satisfaction result.


Treatment Process

The treatment process for BOTOX® Cosmetic is simple.
Here’s what you might expect at the doctor’s office from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done.

Before the Treatment

  • Consult your doctor to determine whether you are a candidate for treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • Your doctor will ask you about your goals to determine where to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. To do this, your doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create furrow between your brows can vary among individuals
  • Ask the doctor any questions you may have about your expectations for treatment
  • Discuss treatment goals and finalize a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs

The Treatment

The administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic involves:

  • No anesthesia is required. However, your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
  • Your doctor will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows.
  • Injection Sites: Approximately 10 minutes for the entire treatment.
  • After the Treatment no downtime is needed – you're ready to get on with your day!
  • Your physician will give you specific aftercare instructions.
  • Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults younger than 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

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