What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injectable medication derived from a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
It works to inhibit muscle that contract and form wrinkles, softening and relaxing wrinkles to give a more youthful and pleasant appearance.
Where Are Common Treatment Areas BOTOX® Cosmetic Is Used?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved to treat
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- Glabellar lines (frown lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows)
When Will I See Results and How Long Does It Last?
Improvement is generally seen within 3-7 days and maximal effect is seen around 2 weeks. The results are not permanent and generally lasts 3 to 4 months. To maintain the result, follow-up injections are required.