Botox™ and Dysport™
Why does skin age?Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
What is Botox?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 in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
BOTOX ®is also injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough.
When will I start to see results?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.
How long does Botox last?Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
Is treatment with Botox painful?
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?Although the results are visible, a treatment with BO TOX ® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What are the possible side effects of Botox Cosmetic?
- dry mouth
- discomfort or pain at the injection site
- neck pain
- eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes
- allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to BOTOX ® or BOTOX ® Cosmetic may include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
What are the ingredients in Botox?
Active ingredient: botulinum toxin t ype A. Inactive ingredients: human albumin and sodium chloride
BOTOX™ is a natural purified protein, a popular cosmetic injection which can smooth or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. BOTOX™ injections can also lift the brows, creating a more open appearance of the eyes! In order to enjoy the strong anti-aging effects of BOTOX™ year round, we recommend treatment every 3-4 months.
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