Discover the proven results that 11 million women and men have contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles
experienced. between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold.
After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even
With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, after the muscles are at rest.
there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the most
popular physician-administered, non-surgical aesthetic procedure BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected
for seven years running. muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes the persistent
lines to form between the brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the one for you. You may feel that the
stubborn frown lines between your brows make you look tired or BOTOX® COSMETIC FOR MEN
unapproachable, or have other reasons for being curious about BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. If you are a man
BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ask your doctor about “The One. The Only.®” and think it’s time to do something about those stubborn lines
BOTOX® Cosmetic to find out if it is right for you. between your brows, talk to your doctor about whether BOTOX®
Cosmetic is right for you.
IWHAT IS BOTOX® COSMETIC? 6% of total BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are performed on males
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), a prescription medicine, (313,714 procedures)1
is a purified protein that temporarily improves the look of mod-
erate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in adults younger BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular minimally invasive physician
than 65 years of age. administered aesthetic procedure for males (314,000 procedures)
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR OFFICE
a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the Before you try and schedule your first BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment
muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses consultation, you probably have some questions, such as: How
to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes long will it take? How long will the results last? Will it hurt? Will I still
persistent lines to form between the brows. be able to make facial expressions?
Here’s what you might expect at our office from the moment you
FACTS ABOUT BOTOX® COSMETIC: arrive until your procedure is done.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin
to be approved by the FDA for stubborn frown lines between the The day of your appointment. Allow time before your appointment
brows. for filling out forms and for consulting with the doctor or a mem-
ber of our staff. If it’s your initial visit, you may first meet with your
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the most popular of all physician- doctor personally or a staff member. We have on-staff licensed
administered non-surgical aesthetic procedures for seven years aestheticians or nurses who are trained in skin care and skin care
running1. procedures who can answer many of your questions.
Approximately 11.8 million2 BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have You may also be asked about your expectations for treatment
been administered in the United States since 2002. and if you have any allergies or any condition that wouldn’t make
97% of 117 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their you a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. (See the full prescrib-
BOTOX® Cosmetic experience.* ing information for more details.)
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
Before the procedure. You’ll probably be seated in a reclining
Read the Medication Guide that comes with BOTOX® or BOTOX®
chair, much like you find in a dentist’s office. No anesthesia is
Cosmetic before you start using it and each time it is given to you.
required, although the doctor may choose to numb the area with
There may be new information that is important to you. This infor-
a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
mation does not take the place of talking with your doctor about
your medical condition or your treatment. You should share this The doctor will determine where to administer the injections by
information with your family members and caregivers. examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area.
WHY DOES SKIN AGE? The entire BOTOX® Cosmetic injection procedure takes approxi-
Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. mately 10 minutes.
It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone
After the procedure. There’s no recovery time needed. You’re
loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those verti-
ready to get on with your day! The most common side effects fol-
cal lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle
lowing injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Lo-
calized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physi-
Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myas- cian may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthet-
thenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk ic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
of serious side effects. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without
downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Seeing results. Within days, you may notice an improvement in the
moderate to severe frown lines between your brows that can last Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
up to 4 months. Results may vary. BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infec-
tion at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known
WHAT EXACTLY IS BOTOX® COSMETIC? hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or
botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical treatment that can tem- Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side
porarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows effects.
in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses
of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections Will I experience any side effects?
directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treat- The most common side effects following injection include tempo-
ment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is rary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflamma-
needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last tion, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may
up to 4 months. Results may vary. be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromus-
cular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. For more
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work? details, see the full Prescribing Information.
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic
injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works
will not radically change your facial appearance or make you
by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected
look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes
muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those
frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still
persistent lines to form.
frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment? your brows.
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moder-
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose
ate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to
not to continue treatments?
improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months.
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown
In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improve-
lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before
ment in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after
treatment. Results may vary.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic affordable?
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
When considering your facial aesthetic options, BOTOX® Cos-
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4
metic is quite affordable. According to an American Society for
months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the
brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States.
Who should administer BOTOX® Cosmetic? Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring
Any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX® and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be
Cosmetic, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, weighed relative to your expectations. Consult your doctor for
otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or other physi- further information.
cians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more
Do treatment results differ?
experienced. One of these physicians can help you decide if
To get the best results, it’s important to go to a doctor who is
BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
experienced in administering BOTOX® Cosmetic. You may want to
To make the selection process easier, you may want to consider consider choosing a doctor from the BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians’
choosing a doctor from the BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Network. Members of the Network have medical practices that
Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial
facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy anatomy and experience injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. Searching
and experience injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. Their practices also the Network is easy with Find a Doctor.
offer other facial aesthetic treatments.
Wade Dickinson. M.D
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