BOTOX® Cosmetic is a cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, which provides a nonsurgical option for those seeking an improved appearance of facial skin.
It is a purified protein that reduces activity by the muscles on the face, reducing the appearance of frown lines on the forehead, around the eyes, and between the brows.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
Facial muscles are highly active and contract each time we show an expression. Over time, this contraction of the muscles results in the formation of lines and wrinkles, which are factors of aging skin.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is sometimes used as a preventative measure. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a nonsurgical option for smoothing lines and wrinkles on the face. It relaxes the facial muscles that cause deepening lines over time.
BOTOX® TREATMENT AREAS
Botox Cosmetic® is FDA-approved for use by men and women aged 18 to 65 years, to treat the following “trouble spots”:
Wrinkles near the eyes, also called “crow’s feet”
Wrinkles near the nose, also called “bunny lines”
Platysmal bands, or wrinkles across the neck
Glabellar lines, or wrinkles between the eyebrows
Wrinkles around the mouth, sometimes called “smokers’ lines”
(though you need not smoke to develop these!)
Hyperhydrosis, or excessive sweating from the underarms, hands and/or feet