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BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.

 

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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved product to temporarily improve both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines around the sides of the eyes.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your doctor will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.

How is BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) administered?

To temporarily improve moderate to severe crow’s feet, your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscle surrounding the sides of your eyes—called the orbicularis oculi.

For temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into 2 muscles—the corrugator and procerus muscles.

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a quick, 10-minute procedure that requires no downtime or recovery—it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.

Think 2 treatments, 1 visit. Ask your doctor about receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic for moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet at the same time.

Will BOTOX® Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?

When BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by an experienced injector, you should not lose the ability to show expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique- sensitive procedure that should only be performed by a licensed and trained aesthetic provider who has expertise in facial anatomy.

Talk to your doctor about your expectations and the results you want to achieve with treatment.

What are the most common side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

The most common side effects are eyelid drooping or swelling. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, and dry eyes; and allergic reactions.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction to BOTOX® Cosmetic may include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.


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