PROCEDURE AND EFFECTS
How does Botox work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow's feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your cosmetic practitioner will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow's feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
How soon will I notice results?
You will begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. However with repeated applications it can last up to a year.
How to know if the cosmetic practitioner is using BOTOX® and not an imitation product?
Make sure the cosmetic practitioner is licensed and qualified to provide this service and that it is a reputable provider who purchases BOTOX® Cosmetic directly from Allergan or a distributor authorized by Allergan.
What is Botox?
BOTOX® is a drug made from neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily relaxing muscles. A very small quantity of BOTOX® is used to treat cosmetic wrinkles. It can also be used under the arms to stop excessive sweating. Medical research is showing it is effective in treating back pain by relaxing muscles that are in spasm.