How should I prepare for Botox injections? Picture yourself with Botox Cosmetic
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Botox Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the oly treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Take a look at women (and men) who've had Botox Cosmetic treatments, and see for yourself!

One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

There’s only one Botox Cosmetic, so ask one of our physicians if Botox Cosmetic is right for you.



Why get treated with Botox Cosmetic?
When it comes to selecting a physician-administered aesthetic treatment, chances are you’ll want proof, not just claims. The proof for Botox Cosmetic is in the numbers.

In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results vary.

Results can last for up to 4 months, and may vary.

Botox Cosmetic was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65, and almost 3.3 million procedures were performed in 2005 alone.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 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).


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How does Botox Cosmetic work?
Before you try and schedule your first Botox Cosmetic treatment consultation, you probably have some questions, such as: How long will it take? How long will the results last? Will it hurt? Will I still be able to make facial expressions? Read about how to prepare for your Botox treatment

Here's what you might expect at the Laser + Skin Institute from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done.

The day of your appointment. Allow time before your appointment for filling out forms and for consulting with the physician or a member of her staff. If it's your initial visit, you may first meet with the Dr. personally or a staff member. Many doctors have on staff licensed aestheticians or nurses who are trained in skin care and skin care procedures who can answer many of your questions.

You may also be asked about your expectations for treatment and if you have any allergies or any condition that wouldn't make you a good candidate for Botox Cosmetic.

Before the procedure. You'll probably be seated in a reclining chair, much like you find in a dentist's office. No anesthesia is required, although the physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.

The procedure. The physician will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire Botox Cosmetic injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.

After the procedure. There's no recovery time needed. You're ready to get on with your day! The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Seeing results. Within days, you may notice an improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.


Will I be able to make facial expressions?
After treatment with Botox Cosmetic, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. But Botox Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

Botox Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed between your brows over time.

Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. If you do not continue treatments, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.


Botox Cosmetic for Men
Botox Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. Women may talk about their looks more often, but men are concerned about their appearance as well.

In nature, some male species have all the luck when it comes to looks. Think about a peacock and a peahen. It's the male who's got that gorgeous train, not the female. And the father of the lion family is the one with the glorious mane. With humans, it doesn't always work that way, but the fact is, guys do care about their looks.

Why shouldn't they? A man who goes to the gym to work out and cares about his clothes and grooming is a man who not only cares about his appearance, but what it says about him personally, as well as in business.

Men are also doing something about their brow lines
A man who has pronounced lines between his brows may be perceived as angry or stressed—and he doesn't want to look that way. That's why it's not surprising that men are also choosing Botox Cosmetic, a non-surgical, physician-administered treatment.

A Botox Cosmetic treatment requires little time out of the office. So, it’s possible to have the procedure done during a lunch hour and head right back to the office.



What are the advantages of Botox?

  • Botox is a quick and effective way to remove wrinkles. A typical treatment takes 10 minutes.

  • Results are seen within 4 to 7 days

  • Little discomfort

  • There is no “down-time”. After Botox, you may resume normal activity or go back to work.

  • There is no physical evidence that you had a cosmetic procedure done.

  • There is no decrease in sensation or numbness of Botox treated areas.

  • The effect of Botox is reversible-lasting between 3 to 9 months depending on the number of previous treatments.

  • A memory response may develop with repeated Botox injections if they are done every 3 months for approximately one-year. So, although the effects are not permanent, there may be a gradual lengthening of the time interval between treatments. This will mean fewer Botox treatments to obtain the same effect!

  • Botox is a nonsurgical approach to treat wrinkles.

Before and After pictures of Botox patients
Before and After pictures of Botox patients


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