Botox Cosmetic Frequently Asked Questions
Get the FAQs About Botox Cosmetic in MD
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows. Individual results may vary.
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the "11s," the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
When will I see results from a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?
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.
How long does BOTOX Cosmetic last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
Who should administer BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic should only be administered by an experienced physician. Dr. Beth Comeau has administered thousands of BOTOX Cosmetic treatments, and is highly experienced in the procedure.
Is treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician's office without downtime following BOTOX Cosmetic treatment. Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) 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.
How Do I Get Started?
If you've never used BOTOX Cosmetic, your first step is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Comeau will evaluate your skin type and your goals, and make a recommendation that is right for you. To schedule a complimentary consultation, click the link below, or call the office at 410-733-1877.
What a Difference!
As these progressive photos show, BOTOX greatly diminishes brow lines. The effects of BOTOX are visible within a few days of treatment, with maximum effect visible after 14 days.