BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that upon injection into the problem area, can temporarily paralyze muscles, leaving you with a smoother and softer complexion. Botox is used to treat and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial furrows. Typical treatment areas include horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the frown lines between the eyebrows. Most treatments take about 15 minutes, results take full effect in 5-14 days, with results lasting about 3 months. Dosing is patient specific based on muscle mass and strength in the area of concern. Typical dose is 30-64 units.
Botox is not only used for facial wrinkles! It has numerous off-label uses including:
Although generally safe, there are a few (but rare) side effects of BOTOX:
Estimated procedure time
Estimated recovery time
Usual results shown
15 to 30 minutes
Less than 1 day
7 to 14 days
To enjoy the best effects from your treatment, avoid lying down for 4-6 hours.
It’s recommended that you wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic beverage.
No, Botox and Dysport only have a localized effect on the muscle that was injected.