Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of frown lines in the brows of patients between 18 and 65 years of age, for a temporary time. It works by blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles, thereby reducing muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the eyebrows.
Botox® Cosmetic was first introduced in 2002. It is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe lines between the brows.
Some facts about Botox®:
- Noticeable results with no surgery and no recovery time
- 11.8 million procedures have been administered in the U.S. since 2002
- 92% out of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with their results
- 6% (314,000) procedures have been administered to men
Prior to the treatment, we will review your medical history and examine your eyes to determine the most effective injection sites. The treatment takes approx. 10 minutes, and within days there is a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows that can last up to 4 months.
There are some safety concerns and side effects possible with this treatment. Your doctor will discuss these concerns and answer any questions you may have before having the procedure.