BOTOX® is an FDA-approved treatment for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® can diminish the appearance of these brow lines creating a smoother and more youthful appearance.
BOTOX®, or refined purified protein Botulinum Toxin, works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract. When the muscles in your brow cannot contract, brow lines fade. With a few small injections, results are typically seen in days and may continue to improve during the first week after treatment. Contrary to popular fiction, you can still frown, smile, or look surprised after treatment, but without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
No anesthesia is required for BOTOX®. Discomfort at the injection site is minimal and may be lessened with cold pack or an anesthetic cream. Slight bruising or swelling at the injection site may occur and can be minimized with a cold pack or make-up. There is no downtime with BOTOX® Cosmetic and you can be back to normal activities immediately afterwards. The results can last up to 4 months.