BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical injection treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles 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).
One ten-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there is a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to four months. Results may vary. There is no recovery time; you can even do it on your lunch break.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
What To Expect
Several tiny injections of BOTOX Cosmetic will be administered directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
The location of the injections will be determined by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals.
No anesthesia is required, although your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
You can expect to be in and out of the physician’s office without downtime. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days. Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and can last up to 4 months.