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WHAT IS BOTOX COSMETIC?

BOTOX Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.

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A well-studied treatment

BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

*VISTABEL® outside of North America.

Derived from sources that exist in nature

BOTOX Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX Cosmetic.

A treatment experienced by millions of people

Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.†

†Data collected through June 2014.

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HOW DOES BOTOX COSMETIC WORK?

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. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.

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WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WITH TREATMENT?

Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX Cosmetic feels like a pinch

Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

 

The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes

Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.

 

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.

 

Return to your daily routine

Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.

 

Cost considerations

Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment.

BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX Cosmetic.

Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

It is more important to find an experienced specialist who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

FAQ

Q: Will BOTOX Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?

  • 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. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment.

 

Q: Does BOTOX Cosmetic treatment hurt?

  • Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

 

Q: What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?

  • Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow's feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide, and talk to your specialist.

 

Q: How long does the treatment take?

  • Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.

 

Q: How long is the recovery time after treatment?

  • After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.

Q: What is the average treatment cost?

  • Enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program to save money on BOTOX Cosmetic treatments. You earn points on each BOTOX Cosmetic treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments that your specialist may determine are right for you.

  • In addition, you can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers participating in the Brilliant Distinctions Mall. As a member you will receive treatment reminders and information about your points balance.

 

Q: When will I see results?

  • For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye.

  • For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into muscles in your forehead—1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.

 

Q: Do men receive BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?

  • Yes. BOTOX Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow's feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with BOTOX Cosmetic.

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  • According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014 were on men—that is more than 1 million cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014.