BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop over time. In fact , BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA- approved treatment for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic utilizes a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses to reduce the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time. While the results are dramatic, it will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
What is a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are fast, simple, and minimally invasive, and no anesthesia is required. Injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle directly into the area being treated. Discomfort is minimal and brief, and once complete, there is usually no discomfort. Most people return directly to work or normal activity following treatment. So there’s no recovery or downtime.
What areas can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including between your brows, eye area, smile lines, and neck. Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic appear within a few days and generally last from four to six months. Individual results may vary.
How soon will I see a difference?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to 3 weeks.
Are there any side effects?
Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert- Eaton Syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. The most common include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Others side effects include pain and redness where the medicine is injected, pain in the face, and muscle weakness. These effects generally occur within the first week and usually go away on their own. Your own results may vary. Be sure to talk to Dr. Honeycutt about what you can expect.
What happen if I decide not to continue?
I you decide not to continue with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the area treated will eventually go back to its pretreatment appearance.
What about BOTOX® and the treatment of excessive sweating?
BOTOX® is also an effective treatment for excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis and is addressed under the medical section of our website. Insurance typically covers BOTOX for the treatment of hyperhidrosis when other treatments have either failed or are not tolerated.
Ask to schedule a consultation to determine the approximate number of treatments recommended for optimum effects.