BOTOX® Cosmetic isn’t just for women. Men want to look good too and they’re finding their personal best selves through anti-aging techniques and self-care. The number of men receiving cosmetic treatments overall has risen by 325% over the last 20 years. In fact, the number of men specifically choosing treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic has also gained traction. In the past three years, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments.
Subtle, yet impactful results can be delivered to frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet with this simple and fast (typically 10-minutes) treatment. BOTOX® works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles. You will look like yourself, just with less noticeable lines. A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment requires little time out of the office. So, it’s possible to have the procedure done during a lunch hour and head right back to the office. The results can last between 2 and 6 months.
The popular wrinkle treatment is also helpful for patients who struggle with a condition known as hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, which typically affects the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, and the underarms.
Talk to the experts at Pima Dermatology in Tucson, Arizona about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, and learn more about getting started with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Possible Botox side effects…
Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you:
- have an infection where BOTOX® Cosmetic will be injected
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic
- are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
- What should I tell my doctor before using BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Only your doctor can decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you:
- have any diseases that affect your nerves and muscles. These diseases may increase your chance of side effects with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Can any of my medicines interact with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Be sure that your doctor knows the names of all the medicines you are using, including:
antibiotics used to treat infections, such as gentamicin, tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin
medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine
medicines used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia gravis or Alzheimer’s disease.
As with all prescription medicines, you should also notify your doctor if you are taking any over-the-counter medicines or herbal products.
This is not a complete list of medicines that can interact with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for the Professional Package Insert for complete information.
Will I be able to make facial expressions?
After treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. But BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed between your brows over time.
Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. If you do not continue treatments, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
What does FDA approval mean?
You’ve heard it many times before: A product is advertised as “FDA-approved.” But what does that really mean?
In the United States, prescription drugs and biologics are required to undergo rigorous laboratory, animal, and human clinical testing before they can be put on the market. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews the results of these studies to:
Verify the identity, potency, purity, and stability of the “ingredients,” and demonstrate that the drug is safe and effective for its intended use.
What about BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® Cosmetic is available by prescription only.
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