BOTOX® Cosmeticis a purified pharmaceutical product manufactured by Allergan. It contains Botulinum toxin type A. When injected into an overactive muscle, it weakens the muscle cells by inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.
In small doses BOTOX® Cosmetic allows relaxation and smoothing of the overlying skin, thereby, eliminating areas of active wrinkling. Dosing and technique of injection are very important for an effective and lasting result. Technique of injection is important also to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
Weakening of the muscle begins in 2-3 days and typically lasts 3-4 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not new to the medical community and has been used successfully for more than twenty years to ease spastic or tight muscles around the eye and neck.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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.
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, physician-administered treatment.
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 office.
Set up your next procedure a few weeks before it’s “due.”
Talk to Doctor Powell about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, and learn more about getting started with BOTOX® Cosmetic. You may want to hear what others have to say about their treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, and to check out the Before and After Photo Gallery.
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