Botox is a Purified Neurotoxin Complex which when injected into a muscle causes paralysis of that specific muscle. Injecting Botox into the muscles of the forehead wrinkles causes these muscles to paralyze thus smoothing out the area. Botox is very useful in the forehead, between the eyes, the crows feet area and in the “crunch lines” across the nasal bridge between the eyes. The results normally last 4 to 6 months. The injection normally takes 5 minutes or less. There is no downtime associated with Botox injection, such that you can return to work or your social activities immediately. The effect normally occurs within 3 days and the full effect is normally noted after 1 week. Botox is a new and exciting safe way to improve certain areas of the face without the time and inconvenience related to surgery and laser skin resurfacing.
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Why get treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
You’ve probably heard a lot about BOTOX® Cosmetic. It’s been in the news, in fashion, health, and beauty magazines, and on TV. Your friends may even be talking about how it works.
Could this be what you’ve been looking for—a procedure that can temporarily smooth those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows with no surgery and no recovery time? An improvement can be seen within days, lasting for up to 4 months. Results may vary.
- You think those stubborn frown lines between your brows make you look tired or upset.
- It seems like something that you could do to help maintain your appearance.
Almost 3.3 million procedures were performed in 2005 alone—a 16% increase over 2004. Not just models and movie stars, but people from all types of professions have tried it.
In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and nonsurgical combined).
What’s more, the ASAPS surveys ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States.
Would you like to know more about BOTOX® Cosmetic? Find out what it is. Find out how BOTOX® Cosmetic may work for you and learn why BOTOX® Cosmetic is different from other procedures and products. You may also want to check out personal stories from other men and women who’ve been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic and are pleased with the results
It’s all about freedom of expression. . .
Maybe you heard a friend talk about her experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic—and you think your friend looks great—but before you get treated, you’d like to know more about it first.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical, physician-administered aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time.
In this section, you can learn why skin ages and what causes wrinkles. Find out what to expect at the doctor’s office, from the moment you step in the door to after the injections and read about the injection process itself. Other questions you have about BOTOX® Cosmetic may be answered in FAQs and How Often Is Treatment Recommended?
Also, be sure to visit our Before and After Photo Gallery. You may have seen what BOTOX® Cosmetic did for a friend; now see what it has done for other men and women too!
What is Dysport®?
Prescription Dysport® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
Dysport® is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport® may be comparable to your first use.*
*In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport® was studied in a total of 376 patients and was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. The safety of Dysport® has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments.
XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) in adults.
XEOMIN® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
XEOMIN® is also sometimes referred to as incobotulinumtoxinA.
XEOMIN® in Aesthetics: How Does it Work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® – is used in facial aesthetic treatment to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.