Discover the proven results that 11 million women and men have experienced.
With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the most popular physician-administered, non-surgical aesthetic procedure since 1992.
Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. Those horizontal lines on your forehead, vertical lines that appear between your brows and lines at the corner of your eyes – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, or raise your eyebrows your muscles contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest. BOTOX® Cosmetic offers you a non-surgical alternative.
After reading through the information available to you, please make an appointment for a consultation to see if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
Have you already been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
If you are pleased with your previous BOTOX® Cosmetic results, you may want to consider a regular treatment plan to help maintain them. Don’t forget that you can receive injections every 3 to 4 months as long as you don’t have any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), a prescription medicine, is a purified protein that temporarily improves the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows, on the forehead and crow’s feet in adults younger on average than 65 years of age.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles of the affected area. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form at the treated area.
Facts about BOTOX® Cosmetic:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA for stubborn frown lines between the brows (although physician’s are know to treat multiple areas including the forehead and crow’s feet).
- BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the most popular of all physician-administered non-surgical aesthetic procedures for seven years running.
- Approximately 11.8 million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002. 97% of 117 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic experience.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION, INCLUDING BOXED WARNING
With JUVÉDERM® the injection process takes only about 15 minutes to an hour and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. And now with the newest formulation of JUVÉDERM®, the effects of lidocaine take place in seconds, potentially reducing the need for further anesthetic.
May cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or 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, if severe can result in loss of life.
You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection.
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 (dysphonia), trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria), loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose.
Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic; had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® or Dysport™ have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and respiratory compromise (difficulty breathing) from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles, such as 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 breastfeed (It is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, or vision problems. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
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, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.
For more information please contact us at (858) 459-7100.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.