WHAT IS BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
BOTOX® is a simple nonsurgical treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?
If you are unable to frown but still have lines in that area, you may need fillers or skin resurfacing as well. What you do after BOTOX® and how you take care of your skin is very important. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do after getting BOTOX® injections:
- Don’t touch your skin where the BOTOX® was injected. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for 24 hours because you don’t want to make the BOTOX® spread to other unintended muscles.
- Avoid strenuous physical activity.
- Avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol.
- Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. for 24 hours.
- Avoid taking the blood thinning medications.
- If you get a BOTOX® bruise, topical Vitamin K and arnica can help
- Go back for touch-ups if you need it or are unsatisfied with your results.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
One 10-minute treatment — a few tiny injections — and within a week there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to four months. Results may vary.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
BOTOX® Cosmetic often begins to work within three to five days. However, you may not see the full result until 10 to 14 days. BOTOX® usually takes about a week to work and then lasts for several months.