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.
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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.
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.
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.