BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults.
BOTOX® is a simple, non-surgical treatment that temporarily smoothes moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® can make you look fresher and younger in a short amount of time, making it a more attractive, less expensive option than cosmetic surgery for many individuals. The results vary from person to person, but BOTOX® results usually last three to five months, and may even last longer with consistent treatments.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
BOTOX® is injected into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. BOTOX® blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine, which results in a reduction of muscle activity. Less muscle activity leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles in that particular area.
BOTOX® is also used to treat Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a troublesome condition that causes those who experience it to often be uncomfortable in social situations. Topical medications, oral medications, iontophoresis, and surgery have not been proven to be very effective against Hyperhidrosis. However, BOTOX® has been found to give effective temporary relief from this unfavorable condition. BOTOX® treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.