A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. BOTOX® is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily diminish the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows can cause the skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.
How long does it last?
You may begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines in adults. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment the moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines will gradually return.
What to expect
A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. Some patients receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic report the injections feel like a pinch. It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
Your skin might look the same – at first.
Don’t worry – that’s totally normal. The first time botox is injected, it takes time to act. In fact, it’s possible that it may take 2-8 days to start seeing a difference. But two weeks after your appointment, you’ll see the full effects of your botox treatment.