Find out more about Botox® Cosmetics Fillers
Southern Dermatology offers BOTOX® Cosmetic fillers.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. It has a record of experience that aesthetic providers know and trust. Today, BOTOX®Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
As one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetics is approved for usage in over 70 countries and has a reputation of experience that aesthetics specialists know and trust. Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetics have been sold in the United States alone since 2002 and millions have made BOTOX® apart of their aesthetics procedures.
BOTOX® cosmetics contains tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin protein derived from sources that exist in nature. Formulations, potency and approved doses vary meaning there is no generic form of BOTOX®.
You may notice results within 24 hours for moderate to severe facial lines with results lasting up to four months. Treatment requires minimal downtime and recovery. You’ll be able to go about your usual routine immediately after you leave the office.
BOTOX® Before and After*
*your results may vary
FAQs About Botox®:
- WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF BOTOX®?
Botox® Cosmetic received FDA-approval approximately twelve years ago which is 25 years after the original Botox® approval for various medical and therapeutic uses. It is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world with a long history of clinical studies and safety data. It has been used in millions of patients worldwide and continues to receive various FDA-approvals across many disease states. When Botox® Cosmetic is used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it takes much smaller doses than is used typically for medical purposes.
- WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE AN “11”?
The “11″ refers to the set of lines between your eyebrows that make you appear older, angry, sad or tired. Botox® Cosmetic temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles between the brows and the crow’s feet around the eyes. A few tiny injections of Botox® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause the wrinkles leaving you looking refreshed, rejuvenated and natural yet still able to make your normal facial expressions.
- HOW DOES BOTOX® WORK?
Botox® Cosmetic is a sterile, natural, purified protein that is given at very low doses to restore a more youthful, rested appearance. Botox® Cosmetic is administered in “units” and minimizes the communication to these active facial muscles by blocking the impulses to contract leaving them more relaxed. The most common areas we treat are the muscles between the brows, the crow’s feet and the muscles in the forehead, although, there are many other areas which can be treated as well.
- WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH A BOTOX® COSMETIC TREATMENT?
Botox® Cosmetic is typically a quick, 10 minute procedure performed in the office with no anesthesia required. Injections are administered with a very tiny needle directly into the muscles you want to affect. There is mild discomfort, and, if you’re like most patients, you’ll return directly to work or to your normal daily activities immediately. Many people are very surprised to see just how quickly and comfortably Botox® Cosmetic is injected. The effects of Botox® Cosmetic treatments appear within a week or so and typically last about 4 months.
- CAN BOTOX® BE USED WITH DERMAL FILLERS?
Yes, absolutely! Botox® Cosmetic works on different types of wrinkles than dermal fillers do. While Botox® Cosmetic relaxes the wrinkles caused by making facial expressions, dermal fillers (such as Juvederm® XC Voluma™ XC, Restylane®, Perlane and Belotero Balance®) fill in and plump areas of the face that are sunken in due to the aging process and loss of volume (wrinkles, creases and folds). They are very often injected at the same time and used in conjunction for the most dramatic anti-aging effect. Did you know that by using Botox® Cosmetic along with your wrinkle fillers, you may find that they both last longer?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic: Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months. Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
Your results may vary.
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