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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a diluted and purified form of botulinum toxin A. It is used as a muscle relaxant and is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles without serious side effects.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic soften facial wrinkles?*
When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the surface muscles of the face, it relaxes these muscles and prevents wrinkles from being formed by squinting, frowning, and raising of eyebrows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for treating the skin between the eyebrows, the lines of the forehead, and the crow’s feet area around the eyes.
Where is BOTOX® Cosmetic injected?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is used on the face, primarily around the eyes and forehead. In certain cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be used for the middle and lower portions of the face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic only relaxes the overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles, leaving your skin with unaltered sensation in all treated areas. Muscles that are not treated are not affected, leaving associated facial expressions intact.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?*
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area; as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and disappear.
How long does it take to recover from BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
There is virtually no downtime associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Many patients come in for a treatment and then go right back to work or to their other daily activities.