The 11’s-those vertical lines that appear between your brows-actually result from powerful muscle contractions. When you concentrate or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those creases can linger even after the muscles have relaxed.
BOTOX© Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified protein that is administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure to temporarily reduce those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows-in people ages 18 to 65.
Is BOTOX© right for me?
If you are concerned that frown lines between your brows make you look tired, stressed or unapproachable, BOTOX© Cosmetic may be right for you. Good candidates are men and women between 18 and 65 years old.
How does BOTOX© Cosmetic work?
Very low doses of BOTOX© Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for the frown lines between the brows.
By blocking the release of the chemical that causes these muscles to contract BOTOX© Cosmetic enables them to relax so that the skin appears smoother.
What are the risks with BOTOX© Cosmetic treatment?
By making the decision to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Han and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.
The most common side effects following injection include:
- Temporary eyelid droop
- Localized pain
- Tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you have having an allergic reaction or other reactions, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
How is BOTOX© cosmetic treatment performed?
BOTOX© Cosmetic is administered during a simple, 10-minute treatment in the doctor’s office.
- Nonsurgical. Tiny injections are administered directly into the muscles that cause frown lines between the brows
- No downtime. Often called a lunchtime procedure, treatment is brief and requires no recoverya
- Minimal and brief discomfort. No anesthesia is required, although the doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Localized pain, swelling, redness and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection
The doctor will determine the exact technique to inject BOTOX© Cosmetic to achieve the best results for you
What should I know about my results?
Within 1 to 2 days, you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines. The area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a month. Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary.
With BOTOX© Cosmetic, you won’t look like you’ve had work done. The muscle activity that causes frown lines is simply reduced, so you can still show expression-smile, frown or look surprised, but without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Men and women of varying ethnicities and skin types have also been successfully treated with BOTOX© Cosmetic. Because it works only on the underlying muscles, you needn’t be concerned that it will affect your skin color or texture.