Safe and effective BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections work to temporarily reduce expression lines around, between, and above the eyes (forehead).
The consistent safety record of BOTOX® Cosmetic has been demonstrated over the past 30 years, and is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Works Beneath the Surface
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. For Example, when you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
Your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
These products may also be useful to treat excess sweating underarms, hands and or feet.
There is no product allergy testing required, however not advised during pregnancy or patients with neuro-muscular disorders.
New Uses for BOTOX®
In addition to the conditions Botox has historically been used to safely and effectively treat, new uses for Botox have emerged. Botox can be used to relax the muscles which cause vertical lip lines, neck bands, and gummy smiles; slim the jaw, and relax the jaw muscles causing TMJ (teeth grinding). In many cases, Botox is an alternative treatment to surgery or a more convenient way of addressing a concern. It is important to note these uses are not yet FDA approved and are used at the discretion of both the doctor and patient.