BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® is a purified protein derived from the botulinum toxin. It’s FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
What Causes Frown Lines Between the Eyebrows.
Overactive muscles in the face that form our expressions (like frowning) continuously crease our skin over time, making the lines deeper and more noticeable. These lines eventually begin to form what looks like a permanent “11” between the eyebrows. The frown lines between the eyebrows are as common as they are unwanted. As we lose elasticity with age, this process becomes more exaggerated.
How does Botox work?
BOTOX, a neuromuscular inhibitor, blocks the signals to the targeted muscles and prevents them from fully articulating to the degree that leads to wrinkles. To achieve this, very low doses of the solution are injected under the skin targets specific muscles in the treatment area, thus allowing the muscles to relax. The treatment is about 10-minute treatment, a few tiny injections, and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, lasting up to 4 months. It is recommended that the patient return for maintenance doses to stop the wrinkles from reappearing
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can improve:
- Worry lines in forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Smile lines
- Laugh lines, from nose to mouth
- Crow’s feet
Potential Side Effects
Side effects are uncommon, and when they do occur, they are generally minimal and mild. Potential side effects some minor discomfort in the injection site, inflammation, and tenderness. Sometimes there can be minor discoloration like bruising that will go away on its own fairly quickly and temporary drooping of the eyelid