BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified protein that is administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure to temporarily reduce the moderate to severe frown lines – in people ages 18-65.
- Most Popular. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the most popular of all physician-administered cosmetic procedure for 6 years running.
- Established. Approximately 9.4 million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002.
- Satisfying. 97% of patients surveyed (1048 respondents) were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for the frown lines. By blocking the release of the chemical that causes the muscle to contract, BOTOX® Cosmetic enables them to relax, so the skin appears smoother.
One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in those persistent lines between the brows. Results can last up to 4 months. There’s no recovery or downtime. Many patients receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments during their lunch break!
BOTOX® Treatments for Hyperhydrosis
BOTOX® is also FDA-approved for Hyperhydrosis (severe underarm sweating) that is inadequately managed with topical agents. BOTOX® helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don't receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.