Is BOTOX Cosmetic Safe?
BOTOX Cosmetic is approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for facial wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic has been used safely by ophthalmologists for over 10 years. It has been used for wrinkle therapy since the early 1990’s with no serious side effects documented. Most recently it has been used to control excessive sweating of the armpits and hands.
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
A small amount of BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic naturally and effectively relaxes the muscles that produce wrinkles, thereby causing lines to disappear or diminish dramatically. BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles thereby lessening the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet. After a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment, for example, you are no longer able to frown so the lines created by frowning are eliminated. This minimizes the negative expressions that your face conveys to those around you, while still allowing you to convey a full range of emotions.
Is BOTOX Cosmetic a natural product?
Yes, BOTOX Cosmetic is a naturally occurring protein toxin produced by the bacterial organism Clostridium Botulinum No bacteria are contained in the final BOTOX Cosmetic product.
Which wrinkles respond best to BOTOX Cosmetic?
As you can see from the before and after photographs, some of the common areas treated include crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles.
How long does BOTOX Cosmetic last?
A BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is quick and results usually last three to six months. After that you may return for a follow-up injection. Some doctors report that after several treatments, the effect of BOTOX Cosmetic appears to last longer, often up to several months.
Are there any side effects from BOTOX Cosmetic?
Some patients experience a transient headache after BOTOX Cosmetic that typically resolves with Tylenol. A rare complication is a slight, temporary drooping of the eyelid that can be improved with prescription eye drops in most cases. BOTOX Cosmetic is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body so you can return to full activity immediately.
Am I a candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic? BOTOX Cosmetic can be used by almost anyone: only patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking penicillamine or aminoglycoside antibiotics or who have a neurologic disease should not use BOTOX Cosmetic.