There's more to BOTOX® than aesthetic treatments e.g. removing wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. BOTOX® also extends to treating excessive sweating, tension headaches, stroke pairings, spasticity (unusual "tightness", stiffness, or "pull" of muscles) and bruxism (teeth grinding).
BOTOX® before and after comparison
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. 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 (also known as a dermal filler) and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
Injecting BOTOX ® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause crow’s feet lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines. While skin renewal is only possible using other treatments botox injections do go a long way to prevent long term or more permanent lines from forming over time.
Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
BOTOX ® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. By injecting these muscles with BOTOX ® Cosmetic muscle activity is reduced. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet
BOTOX ® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.
How long does the treatment take?
After the initial facial assessment we'll be able to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
Does BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment hurt?
Some patients report that botox injections feel like a pinch.
This occurs when overactive sweat glands significantly exceed the bodies normal requirements for cooling.
BOTOX® treatments temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands resulting in reduced sweating.
BOTOX® treats the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough in people 18 years and older.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced.
You can't always predict when a headache or migraine will occur, and that can be frustrating. When you're living with 15 or more headache days a month, and each headache lasting 4 hours or more, a lot of your life is eaten up by headache and migraines. Add to that at least 8 headache days a month associated with migraine, and you've got a tough situation.
BOTOX® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for Chronic Migraine that prevents headaches and migraines before they even start.
What makes BOTOX® a different type of migraine treatment?
Unlike acute treatments, which are taken to treat a headache or migraine once it's already begun, BOTOX® prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo). And for people with Chronic Migraine—people who live with 15 or more headache days a month—that can make a big difference.
When you or someone you care for experiences increased muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist, fingers, thumb, ankle, or toes caused by Focal Spasticity you may choose to explore more than one treatment option. Getting the facts about BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) treatment can help you and your doctor make a decision that’s right for you.1
BOTOX injections are a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to treat increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, finger, thumb, ankle, and toe muscles in people 18 years and older with upper and lower spasticity.
It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective to treat increased stiffness in upper limb muscles other than those in the elbow, wrist, fingers, and thumb, or in lower limb muscles other than those in the ankle and toes. BOTOX® has not been shown to help people perform task-specific functions with upper limbs or increase movement in joints that are permanently fixed in position by stiff muscles. BOTOX® is not meant to replace existing physical therapy or other rehabilitation that may have been prescribed.
Focal Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles in your body become stiff or tight. It is caused by damage to parts of the central nervous system that control voluntary movements. When this happens, your nerves send continuous messages to your muscles telling them to contract, or tighten. If you or someone you care for has stiffness in the muscles of the elbow, wrist, fingers, thumb, ankle, or toes it could be Focal Spasticity.