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What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, 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).

One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in those persistent lines between the brows, which can last up to 3 months. Results may vary.

A million people have been treated with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic. There's only one BOTOX® Cosmetic. Stop by our clinic to see if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you!

How does BOTOX® Work?

Normally, your brain sends electrochemical messages to your muscles to make them contract and move. These messages are transmitted from a nerve to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. When too much acetylcholine is released, muscles become overly active and spasm or tense up.

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BOTOX® blocks the nerve from releasing acetylcholine. As a result, the muscle spasms stop or are greatly reduced, providing relief from symptoms. Your healthcare provider will know how much BOTOX® is needed to treat you effectively.

It's important to remember that botulinum toxin treatment is not a cure. For many people, however, its effects have been dramatic. With BOTOX®, the nerve will take about 3 months to recover and begin to release acetylcholine, and the muscles may become overactive again. At that point, another injection will be needed to provide relief, as long as no allergic reactions or other significant side effects occurred and clinical response was obtained.



How is BOTOX® given?

BOTOX® is injected into the affected muscle(s). Your doctor will determine which muscles need to be treated .

When will BOTOX® start to work?

If you're receiving BOTOX® for cervical dystonia, you'll usually see the effects within 2 weeks of the injection. If you're receiving BOTOX® for blepharospasm, you'll usually see effects within 3 days .

How long will the effect last?

BOTOX® offers sustained relief, dose after dose. The relief you'll feel from 1 treatment of BOTOX® will normally last for up to 3 months.

Treatments can be continued as long as your condition responds to BOTOX®, and you do not have any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects. When the relief begins to fade, you'll return to your doctor for your next treatment.

Usually, BOTOX® treatment is required approximately 4 times per year. Because symptoms can change over time, the amount and duration of relief you'll experience can vary. Consult your doctor, who can determine how to achieve the best possible results with BOTOX®.

How long can i be treated with BOTOX®?

Each treatment typically lasts up to 3 months and can be repeated as long as your condition responds to BOTOX® and you do not have any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects.

BOTOX® has been used for more than 15 years to help patients worldwide, and although formal, long-term clinical evaluations have not been conducted, its safety in long-term use has been well established.

Although most people continue to respond to BOTOX® injections, some people have experienced a diminished response over time.