BOTOX® COSMETIC

Botox® Cosmetic

Starting to notice lines between your brows or around your eyes? Don’t like the way your forehead is starting to wrinkle? Put a stop to wrinkle formation before it becomes a true line on your face! Botox Cosmetic is the first FDA-cleared prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet in adults.

Our Botox® is only purchased through Allergan, the official manufacturer, so you can be confident of the product you are receiving. And, we fully participate with Brilliant Distinctions, a rewards program by Allergan, which allows patients to receive coupons and rewards for each treatment!

Sometimes it should be all about you.

The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill boasts a discreet setting, experienced staff and a beautiful office located in Salem, VA. Whether you want to enhance your look or prevent or reverse signs of aging, we can help!

Now is the time to set an appointment with our experienced staff for a personal assessment or treatment.

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Actual patient before and after photos – results may vary

Botox applied to brow

Botox applied to forehead lines

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription cosmetic injectable treatment derived from the purified but naturally occurring botulinumtoxin protein. It is injected into the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles.

On April 15, 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX® as a temporary aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines in adults. It was the first treatment of its kind to be approved for an aesthetic use and today is the only product FDA-approved to make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. Since BOTOX® Cosmetic greceived FDA-approval in 2002, over 13 million vials have been sold in the United States. It is approved for cosmetic use in 98 countries, making it the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.

Wrinkles are the result of a combination of factors but the most critical cause is the contractions of muscles in the targeted zones:

  • The contraction of muscles between the brows when we frown or concentrate
  • The strain of muscles around the eyes when squinting (Crow’s Feet)
  • The tightening of the muscle of the forehead when we lift our brows

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets the underlying muscle activity by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses in the muscle which reduces its activity and encourages a visible smoothing of these lines and wrinkles.

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. All injectors at the Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill are highly trained in advanced techniques and have years of experience. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
There is a very small degree of discomfort associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. The ‘pain’ is comparable to being pricked by a pin. We will usually ice the area prior to injections to help prevent bruising. The actual treatment is less than 15 minutes from start to finish.

Recovery is quick, with only minor irritation and swelling at the injection sites. These will go away within a matter of hours. Bruising is possible but is usually minor and can be covered with makeup. You can resume your usual activities right away.

No. BOTOX® Cosmetic has a one-of-a-kind formulation. And BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind. Backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been described in 495 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

Yes. The number of men receiving cosmetic treatments overall has risen by 325% over the last 20 years. And the number of men specifically choosing treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic has also risen fast– in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.†

†Results from a survey of men to determine most likely treatment areas and top areas of concern for injectable-naive, aesthetically-oriented men aged 30 to 65 years (N=600). Proportion of respondents selecting that area as highest priority to treat using the Maximum Difference (MaxDiff) scaling system.

In the clinical studies, three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Informationincluding Boxed Warning and Medication Guide and talk to your specialist.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & APPROVED USES 
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
  • Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using BOTOX® Cosmeticwith certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmeticin the past.
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, swelling of your eyelids and dry eyes.
APPROVED USES
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-678-1605.
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