What is BOTOX?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the facial muscles to temporarily relax and smooth the look of moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX can be injected in the forehead (frontalis), frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar), and crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines).
How is BOTOX Injected?
BOTOX is injected as “units.” The maximum allowable amount for the forehead is 20 units, frown lines is 20 units, and crow’s feet lines is 24 units (12 units each side).
How Does BOTOX Work?
The active ingredient in BOTOX Cosmetic is Botulinum Toxin Type A, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles in your face. The injections work to relax the muscles that cause these wrinkles to form.
When receiving BOTOX injections, you may not see results immediately after your treatment; please allow up to 14 days for the final result. BOTOX injections last an average of 4 months, at which point additional treatments can be scheduled.