Botox

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a facial injection treatment that is injected into one or multiple areas to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in adults for a short period of time.

Botox is used cosmetically to remove wrinkles.
Fast facts on Botox:
  • Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year.
  • Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.
  • Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles.

Facts about BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.
  • With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.
  • Approximately 11.8 million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002. 92% of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic experience.
  • Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the names:

    • Botox,Botox cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
    • Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)
    • Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)

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Procedure

Botulinum toxin is administered after being mixed with the proper solution. It takes 24-72 hours for botulinum toxin to take effect. In very rare circumstances, it may take as long as 5 days for the full effect of botulinum toxin to be observed. Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. However, a topical anesthetic will be used if desired by patient. 

How Long Does a Botox Injection Last?

The effects from Botox will last 3-6 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax. Recommended treatment is 2-3 times per year.