BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that temporarily reduces moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered via tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause the lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed.
Botox For Migraines
Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles in 2002, it had been used for more than a decade to treat other muscle conditions. In 2000, it was discovered that Botox could also serve as a temporary treatment for a condition that ails approximately 28 million Americans: Migraine headaches, headaches that can be so severe that sufferers often describe them as blinding or paralyzing.
In studies, it has been found that 80 percent of migraine patients who underwent Botox injections experienced migraine relief for four to six months, suffering fewer and less intense migraines over that time period. Studies also found that patients injected at various sites - the brow, eyes, forehead, side of neck and back of the head near the neck - sometimes experienced immediate relief from migraines.
Botox Before & After
FAQs: Facts about Botox
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. "Although Botox Cosmetic has been FDA-Approved only for the treatment of glabellar frown-lines, there has been vast experience injecting Botox Cosmetic for the treatment of forehead lines, periorbital lines, perioral lines, and other lower face applications.
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 a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
How long does BOTOX Cosmetic last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Will my facial expressions still to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.