BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical,
physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to
severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of
age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved by the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary treatment
of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. In 2005, about 3.3
million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX®
The treatment takes only about 10 minutes per area and few very
small, nearly painless injections and within days you will notice a
significant improvement in the appearance of the wrinkles on your face.
The results may last up to four months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic 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
How Does It Work?
Botox® blocks the nerve signal transmission between the
nerve endings and the muscle fibers in the area of injection. The
blockage stops muscle contraction which creates a smoother surface and
decreases the wrinkling. The blockage lasts up to 4 months.
The Injection Process
On your first visit, you will be evaluated to assure that you are a
suitable candidate for Botox injection. Please make sure to communicate
all your medical problems including your current medications to Dr.
Soltanian prior to the treatment. Dr. Soltanian will review the options
and the locations of injections with you.
The injections take about 10 minutes to perform. Depending on the
location, Dr. Soltanian may use topical anesthetic cream to make the
injections more comfortable for you. After the injection you will be
instructed in cooling the area to decrease swelling and bruising. There
is no down-time. You may return to your regular activities. We may ask
you to avoid strenuous activities and direct sun exposure for 24 hours.
You may expect to see results within few days after the injection.
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