BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical procedure that smoothes lines on the face. The natural, purified protein relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles. It is generally a simple treatment consisting of a few tiny injections. The doctor decides exactly where to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic for the best results.
Overall, the discomfort is minimal. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses, and the effects are usually confined to the injected region. It does not travel throughout the body.
Patients begin to see a significant improvement within a few days with the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic lasting up to 4 months.
It’s unlikely that you’ll develop any significant side effects, but there may be slight bruising where BOTOX® Cosmetic was injected. This is only temporary and may be covered by makeup. BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used if there is an infection near the injection site.
Although results can be dramatic, BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without wrinkles.