Since the approval of BOTOX® Cosmetic by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002, Allergan has virtually changed the face of medical aesthetics. Men and women between the ages of 18 to 65 now have the ability to choose science-based, non-invasive medical aesthetic solutions, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and the JUVÉDERM® family of dermal fillers, to achieve their own results.
Since its approval, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the number-one physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical procedure for temporarily smoothing moderate to severe glabellar lines - the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows that look like an "11" - in adult women and men aged 18 to 65.
BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the activity of the muscles that cause the "11s" to form by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions, creating an improved appearance between the brows.
Results can last up to four months and may vary with each patient.
Frequently asked Questions:
Are aesthetic-injectable products such as BOTOX Cosmetics (Botulinum Toxin Type A) and JUVEDERM dermal fillers safe?
BOTOX Cosmetics and JUVEDERM dermal fillers are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), meaning that clinical data on their safety and effectiveness were reviewed by the FDA prior to approval. BOTOX is approved to treat 20 different conditions in more than 75 countries worldwide and has been approved in the US for over 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. The same formulation was approved in 2002 as BOTOX Cosmetics for the temporary treatment of of the stubborn vertical lines between the eyebrows, often referred to as the “11’s” in people ages 18 to 65.
Will the results look natural?
The NWHRC survey found that for those women who were treated with or considering aesthetic-injectable treatments, more than half (52%) reported that the treatments were appealing to them to obtain a “natural and refreshed” look.
How long do aesthetic-injectable treatments last?
Treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetics and JUVEDERM injectable gel dermal fillers are temporary. BOTOX Cosmetics effects can last up to 4 months, while JUVDERM dermal fillers deliver sustained results for up to a year.
Are injectable treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetics and JUVEDERM injectable gel painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Talk with a physician about pain- reducing options, such as a numbing cream, which can be applied prior to injection.
Is there scaring?
No reports of scaring were documented in clinical studies evaluating treatment with BOTOX Cosmetics and JUVEDERM dermal fillers. Additionally, studies with JUVEDERM injectable gel demonstrated no increase risk of hyperpigmentation in patients of color.
How long do aesthetic-injectable treatments take?
Many procedures can be performed quickly and require minimal down time. Following a facial analysis by your physician, as well as a discussion of your desired outcomes, procedures such as BOTOX Cosmetics and JUVEDERM dermal fillers requires only a brief in-office visit and take an average of 15 minutes to perform.
Will my face still have expression?
When administrated by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown, and look surprised without those lines-also known as the “11’s”- between your brows.