Botox or Dysport
BOTOX® Cosmetic treats facial wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyes, and the “crow’s feet” areas. Injecting botulinum toxin into the small muscles in these areas freezes muscles into a relaxed state, improving the appearance of wrinkles.
BOTOX Cosmetic injection has proven more effective than fillers, such as silicone, collagen, or fat transfer, in removing wrinkles from the upper third of the face. Results following BOTOX Cosmetic treatment are temporary and re-injection is necessary within four to six months.
“What a simple and fast way to look years younger with no surgery. I couldn’t believe the change from such a simple procedure.” —L.L. (age 38)
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About the Procedure
During treatment, very small amounts of BOTOX Cosmetic are injected into the target muscles. The most common locations are the “frown lines,” forehead wrinkles, and “crow’s feet lines.” Ice is used before and after the procedure to minimize discomfort, which is minimal and lasts only a few seconds. Results following treatment generally are not visible until the next day.
There are no generalized side effects to BOTOX Cosmetic. The treatment is remarkable for both its effectiveness and safety.
Women and men choose BOTOX Cosmetic to eliminate or smooth out facial wrinkles in the upper face and eyelid areas, creating a more attractive and youthful look. New uses for BOTOX Cosmetic include treatment for facial imbalance, areas of excessive sweating, and elimination of the need for antiperspirants.
BOTOX Cosmetic FAQ’s
- Can you be allergic to BOTOX Cosmetic?
This is an interesting question. It was once believed that no one could be allergic to BOTOX Cosmetic; however, there have been some reported cases of people who experience ineffective treatments after their second or third injection of BOTOX Cosmetic. It is widely believed that the body has developed some form of allergy or resistance that triggers the release of an antigen antibody reaction which deactivates the BOTOX Cosmetic before it effectively treat the area.
Interestingly, a new form of BOTOX Cosmetic is being developed in Ireland, which is derived from a slightly different source. It is believed that people with the “BOTOX Cosmetic allergy” will be able to be effectively treated with this new form of BOTOX Cosmetic.
- I have a heart condition. Is there any problem with using BOTOX Cosmetic?
Absolutely not. There is no known systemic effect of BOTOX Cosmetic or any long-term effect. BOTOX Cosmetic is an excellent treatment for heart patients since it does not involve sedation.