BOTOX® Cosmetic Fast Facts
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved prescription medicine effective for temporarily treating facial lines and wrinkles as well as excessive sweating in the underarms, hands and feet.
Treatments are performed in-office and usually take less than 30 minutes. Many women and men schedule their BOTOX® touch-ups over their lunch breaks.
Most BOTOX® Cosmetic patients see visible improvements within 7 to 10 days, with results lasting up to 4 months.
BOTOX® used for sweating can control excess sweating for over 6 months.
Maintenance treatments can help you maintain your results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be combined with injectable facial fillers for a complete “Liquid Facelift.”
Does It Hurt?
Because neuromodulator injections require the use of a needle, we get some patients who are concerned about discomfort. Most of our patients report only minimal discomfort during their BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Side effects are typically mild, including the possibility of slight pain or irritation and bruising at the injection site. We offer tips for bruising control after treatment. Always follow all of your post-treatment instructions in order to maximize your comfort and decrease the likelihood of complications.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from botulinum toxin, a naturally-occurring organic substance. It works by temporarily blocking nerve signals that cause the facial muscles to contract, relaxing facial muscles to help smooth away dynamic facial wrinkles. Neuromodulator injections are a noninvasive approach to reducing the signs of facial aging.When used as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating, BOTOX® limits nerve responses in the sweat glands, temporarily reducing or eliminating sweat production in the treated area.
Results are visible very soon after treatment, though BOTOX® Cosmetic should not radically change your facial appearance or cause the telltale signs of looking frozen or “done.” This beauty enhancing treatment can lift your brows, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, correct frown lines, and achieve many other cosmetic improvements. BOTOX® can provide long-term anti-aging benefits with repeated treatments over time – think of it as non-invasive preventative aging. In order to maintain your results, it’s best to schedule ongoing treatments spaced a few months apart.