You've probably heard a lot about BOTOX® Cosmetic. It's been in the news, in fashion, health, and beauty magazines, and on TV. Your friends may even be talking about how it works.
Could this be what you’ve been looking for—a procedure that can temporarily smooth those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows with no surgery and no recovery time? An improvement can be seen within days, lasting for up to 4 months. Results may vary.
Why would you get treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
You think those stubborn frown lines between your brows make you look tired or upset. It seems like something that you could do to help maintain your appearance.
It seems like something that you could do to help maintain your appearance.
Almost 3.3 million procedures were performed in 2005 alone—a 16% increase over 2004. Not just models and movie stars, but people from all types of professions have tried it. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and nonsurgical combined).
What's more, the ASAPS surveys ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States
Maybe you heard a friend talk about her experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic—and you think your friend looks great—but before you get treated, you’d like to know more about it first.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical, physician-administered aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time
You've heard it many times before: A product is advertised as "FDA-approved." But what does that really mean?
In the United States, prescription drugs and biologics are required to undergo rigorous laboratory, animal, and human clinical testing before they can be put on the market. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews the results of these studies to:
Verify the identity, potency, purity and stability of the ingredient; also demonstrate that the drug is safe and effective for its intended us.
What about BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® Cosmetic is available by prescription only.
Meetings . . . deadlines . . . chauffeuring the kids . . . picking up something to eat on your way home—you’ve got a lot going on. But you know you have to make time for yourself, too. And now you’ve decided to be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. To help you get started, here’s some help with the first step: selecting a doctor.
Who Can Provide BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments?
Any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. Women may talk about their looks more often, but men are concerned about their appearance as well. In nature, some male species have all the luck when it comes to looks. Think about a peacock and a peahen. It's the male who's got that gorgeous train, not the female. And the father of the lion family is the one with the glorious mane. With humans, it doesn't always work that way, but the fact is, guys do care about their looks. Why shouldn't they? A man who goes to the gym to work out and cares about his clothes and grooming is a man who not only cares about his appearance, but what it says about him personally, as well as in business.
Men are also doing something about their brow lines. A man who has pronounced lines between his brows may be perceived as angry or stressed—and he doesn't want to look that way. That's why it's not surprising that men are also choosing BOTOX® Cosmetic, a non-surgical, physician-administered treatment.
A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment requires little time out of the office. So, it’s possible to have the procedure done during a lunch hour and head right back to the office.
Choosing a Doctor
You want to find a doctor with experience—someone familiar with injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. To make the selection process easier, consider choosing a doctor from the BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. Their practices also offer other facial aesthetic treatments.
source and reference: Botoxcosmetic.com