Sunday, September 18, 2011
FAQ's on BOTOX Treatments
Millions of men and women of all skin colors and ethnicities have realized the benefits of being treated with BOTOX Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A). You can too! When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown, and look surprised without those lines between your brows. For more information, talk to your doctor or visit www.BotoxCosmetic.com. Ask your doctor the one question that really matters: IS BOTOX Cosmetic right for you?
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX has been used therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries and remains the most-studied botulinum toxin and one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. In 2002, the same formulation- under the label BOTOX Cosmetic- was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65.
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines between the brows. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, BOTOX Cosmetic enables them to relax. The effects are very localized and, when administered by an experienced physician, do not affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression. Botox Cosmetic is the only product of its kind that has been approved for us in this area.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although you may see a marked improvement, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic does not make you look like you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
How soon will I see a difference?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and the appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for you up to a week. By day 30 in a phase 3 clinical study, 89% of patients judged the severity of their frown lines between their brows as moderate or better. Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. After that, many patients are ready to return for a follow-up treatment. Your own results may vary- be sure to talk to your doctor about what you can expect.
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