BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, so muscle contractions are reduced. This temporarily decreased muscle activity helps reduce the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines and/or lateral canthal lines, depending on area of injection.
Typically, the initial doses of reconstituted BOTOX® Cosmetic induce chemical denervation of the injected muscles 1 to 2 days after injection, increasing in intensity during the first week.
For lines below the
Botox Photo: Courtesy of Allergan
Botox protocol for Forehead Lines*
The approved dose of Botox for forehead line treatment is 4 Units at each of the 5 injection sites
4 UNITS IN EACH OF 5 SITES ( total 20 Units)
Post Botox Treatment Care:
FOLLOW THESE EASY TIPS AT HOME AFTER YOUR TREATMENT WITH BOTOX® COSMETIC.
You should be able to go about your normal routine right after you leave your specialist’s office. Minimal downtime or recovery period is necessary.1
Remember that you probably won’t notice results until 24 to 48 hours have elapsed. In clinical trials, a majority of people saw significant improvement at 7 days, continuing for up to a month.1
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising. Call us if you have questions or concerns.1
What to avoid: BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, or vision problems within hours to weeks of receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic. If any of this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.1
Reference: 1. BOTOX® Cosmetic Prescribing Information, October 2017.
6 THINGS TO EXPECT WITH BOTOX ® COSMETIC TREATMENT
Real, noticeable results
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. Results may vary.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch
We may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, we may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch.
The actual injection process takes about10 minutes
We will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by our providers who are licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.
Return to your daily routine
The actual injection time takes ≈ 10 minutes. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
It is more important to find an experienced specialist who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
CROW’S FEET LINES
12 UNITS PER SIDE,
4 UNITS IN EACH OF 3 SITES
For lines above and below the lateral canthus: