Botox® is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium A. Botox® can relax the muscles on areas of the face and neck which cause wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Treatment with Botox can cause your facial expression lines or wrinkles to essentially disappear. Areas most frequently treated are: a) glabellar area of frown lines, located between the eyes; b) crow’s feet (lateral areas of the eyes); and c) forehead wrinkles. Botox is diluted to a very controlled solution and when injected into the muscles with a very thin needle, it is almost painless. Clients may feel a slight burning sensation while the solution is being injected. The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes and the results last 3-6 months. With repeated treatments, the results may tend to last longer.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.
- With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.
- Approximately 11.8 million1 BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002.
- 92% of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX®Cosmetic experience2,3.