Maybe you heard a friend talk about her experience
with BOTOX® Cosmetic—and you think your friend looks
great? —but before you get treated, you’d like to know
more about it first.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical, aesthetic treatment
for moderate to severe frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic
works by reducing the contractions of the muscles that
cause those persistent frown lines that have developed
One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and
within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate
to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last
up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men
and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance
of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better
1 month after treatment.
About BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
It's all about freedom of expression. . .
One day you looked in the mirror and studied those
lines that furrowed your brow, and you wondered: Where
did they come from?
Take a look at men and women who've had BOTOX®
Cosmetic treatments, and see for yourself!
Is it just aging? Too much sun? Too much stress? In
general, how skin ages and wrinkles is a complex process.
It isn't just about cellular changes, collagen depletion,
hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals, and so
on; it's a combination of many factors.
The Anatomy of the Wrinkle
The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar
lines) actually result from muscle movement and the
passage of time. You may have heard the expression "wearing
your emotions on your sleeve," but in reality you
wear them on your face. If you're angry or annoyed,
for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath
your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating
of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see,
After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar
lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced.
For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than
men's, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these
lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.
Fortunately, there is a way to temporarily reduce moderate
to severe glabellar lines. Treatment with BOTOX®
Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe
frown lines between your brows. An improvement can be
seen within days and may last up to 4 months, although
results may vary. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of
men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the
appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate
to better 1 month after treatment.
BOTOX for Men
BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women.
Women may talk about their looks more often, but men
are concerned about their appearance as well.
In nature, some male species have all the luck when
it comes to looks. Think about a peacock and a peahen.
It's the male who's got that gorgeous train, not the
female. And the father of the lion family is the one
with the glorious mane. With humans, it doesn't always
work that way, but the fact is, guys do care about their
Why shouldn't they? A man who goes to the gym to work
out and cares about his clothes and grooming is a man
who not only cares about his appearance, but what it
says about him personally, as well as in business.
Men are also doing something about their brow lines
A man who has pronounced lines between his brows may
be perceived as angry or stressed—and he doesn't want
to look that way. That's why it's not surprising that
men are also choosing BOTOX® Cosmetic, a non-surgical,
A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment requires little time
out of the office. So, it’s possible to have the procedure
done during a lunch hour and head right back to the
What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by
the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical,
physician-administered treatment that can temporarily
reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows
in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very
low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via
a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that
cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually
done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed.
Within days, you may see an improvement that can last
up to 4 months.
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.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic
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.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The entire
procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people
are in and out of the office without downtime following
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence
of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in
individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient
in the formulation. Patients with neuromuscular disorders
such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Will I experience any side effects?
It is very rare for our patients to experience any side
effects. Localized inflammation, tenderness, swelling,
redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated
with the injection.
Will my facial expressions continue 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
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows
if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe
frown lines between your brows will gradually look like
they did before treatment