What is Botox?
BOTOX ® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum . This purified form has no infectious potential. Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX ® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX ® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX ® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
How does Botox 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. We will inject these muscles with BOTOX ® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. Effects generally take 714 days to have an effect.
How is Botox delivered?
Botox injections are site specific and mostly painless. An accurate assessment of your health history as well as your specific needs is taken into account to determine your individual dosing.
Is Botox safe?
BOTOX ® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. BOTOX ® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX ® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic providers know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX ® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peerreviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.