BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows (referred to as the “angry 11’s”), indelible forehead lines, and crepey crow’s feet in people 18 years and up, for a temporary period of time. Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary. Patients on a regular anti aging facial program such as monthly “Le Magnifique” treatments usually do enjoy extended life from their BOTOX® and injectables. The results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows. BOTOX® is an injectable temporary neuromodulator used to remove the wrinkles and folds of unwanted expression. Botox has been implemented in medicine since 1948 and carries with it one of the safest profiles of all drugs with FDA approval. It was originally used for patients with torticollis (permanently paralyzed necks due to spasm). It was first discovered to have beneficial applications in cosmetic surgery in the late 1990’s.
You should not be treated with BOTOX® if you have:
*A disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome).
* Allergies to any botulinum toxin product
* Had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
* A breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema
* Swallowing problems
* Bleeding problems
* Plans to have surgery
* Had recent surgery on your face
* Weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows
* Severly drooping eyelids
* Any other change in the way your face normally looks
* Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if BOTOX® can harm your unborn baby.
* Are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOTOX® passes into breast milk.