What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by Dr. Merheb as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines.
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.
97% of 117 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic experience
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after treatment.
The Botox Procedure
BOTOX® injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
When administered by an experienced physician, you can smile, frown and look surprised without the wrinkling. Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.”
You can return to normal activity immediately following your BOTOX® injection. Slight swelling may occur but should cease within a few hours. For 4 hours following injection, you need to keep your head and neck upright. No strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Rarely, you may notice some slight bruising for a couple of days and it will gradually disappear. You may cover the area with makeup.