What is Aesthetic Medicine?
Aesthetic Medicine is a branch of medicine, distinct from plastic surgery focused on satisfying the aesthetic desires and goals of the patient. Our approach to facial rejuvenation in countering the aging process is phenomenal. No scalpel required.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection Right for You? Is JUVÉDERM Injection Right for You?, Is Latisse Application Righgt for You?
Only you and your doctor can decide which is the right treatment for you.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection
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 has an established record of experience that your doctor knows and trusts – it's precise and predictable. Your doctor decides precisely how to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic for best results.
- a disease that affects your nerves and muscles (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome). See "What is the most important information I should know about BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic?"
- allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
- a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema
- swallowing problems
- bleeding problems
- plans to have surgery
- had surgery on your face
- weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows
- drooping eyelids
- any other change in the way your face normally looks
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby.
- are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
For additional information on what to tell your doctor, please refer to the Medication Guide.
What Is the Treatment Process?
The treatment process for BOTOX® Cosmetic is simple.
Here's what you might expect at the doctor's office from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done. (Please note that although this experience is typical, the routine at your doctor's office may be different.)
Before the Treatment
- Consult your doctor to determine whether you are a candidate for treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Your doctor will ask you about your goals to determine where to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. To do this, your doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create furrow between your brows can vary among individuals
- Ask the doctor any questions you may have about your expectations for treatment
- Discuss treatment goals and finalize a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs
The administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic involves:
- No anesthesia is required. However, your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
After the Treatment
- No downtime is needed – you're ready to get on with your day!
- Your physician will give you specific aftercare instructions.
- Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.