Botox has become a household term due to its extensive safety record, history of efficacy, and widespread use. Despite popular belief, “Botox” is not a generic name for botulinum toxin; rather, Botox is the name of the specific industry-leading product produced by Allergan.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA injection) is for moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
- Manufacturer : Allergan
- Active Substance(s) : Botulinum toxin type A
- Strength : 50 Units @ $13.00 per Unit
- Pack Size : 1 vial
- Other Known Names: Vistabel
- Accessories : Package insert
- Number 1 non-surgical cosmetic procedure.
- Softens dynamic wrinkles by relaxing overactive facial muscles.
- Effective between the brows, at edges of the eyes, on the nose, lips and forehead.
- Smooths worry lines, lipstick lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and bunny lines.
- Improves both vertical neck wrinkles and horizontal neck bands (turkey neck).
- BOTOX® “Brow Lift”- can give the eyes a wider, more open appearance.
- Quick, 10 minute treatment.
- Minimal Discomfort.
- No downtime.
- FDA approved since 2002.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
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® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time. Your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles to form.
What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Treatment Type Injectables, Neurotoxins Treatment Problem or Condition, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Type, Acneic Skin, Aging Skin, Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Hyperpigmented, Sun-Damaged Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Rosacea-Prone Skin, Sensitive Skin, Body Areas.