BOTOX® Cosmetic is an iconic brand. It’s been approved for use in 98 countries. But find out the truth behind common misconceptions, and you’ll get to know BOTOX® Cosmetic even better.
As we age, our skin loses its volume, hydration, and elasticity, all of which we need in order to promote a youthful, healthy-looking appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
TREATMENT YOU CAN TRUST
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an established brand that delivers consistent results. In a survey, people treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic say it;
IS A BRAND THEY TRUST
PRODUCES PREDİCTABLE RESULTS
PROVIDES SUBTLE RESULTS
Moderate to severe frown linesWhen you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. Your specialist will inject these muscles to help make frown lines temporarily look better.
Moderate to severe crow’s feetWhen you squint or smile, the muscles around your eyes contract, causing crow’s feet. Your specialist will inject these muscles to help make crow’s feet temporarily look better.
Moderate to severe forehead linesWhen you raise your eyebrows, the muscles on your forehead contract, causing skin to furrow and fold. Your specialist will inject these muscles to help make forehead lines temporarily look better.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS BOTOX® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling treatment of its kind:
• It’s the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults
• A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime
• You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines
• It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines
Join the millions of men and women who make BOTOX® Cosmetic part of what they do to care for their appearance. Ask for the first and only BOTOX® Cosmetic by name.
HOW DOES BOTOX® COSMETIC WORK?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
HOW MUCH RESEARCH HAS GONE INTO BOTOX® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a biologic product that cannot be interchanged – or substituted – for another product. In fact, the FDA has stated BOTOX® Cosmetic is “non-interchangeable,” which means that its safety and effectiveness cannot be claimed by any other product. The potency – or strength – of BOTOX® Cosmetic is measured in scientifically defined units that cannot be compared to any other product, due to our unique manufacturing process. There are no substitutes for our product.
People who are prescribed a biologic product have a right to know exactly what they are receiving. Be sure to ask which product you are being prescribed and why.
WILL MY FACE LOOK OVERDONE OR UNNATURAL?
BOTOX ® Cosmetics is a technique sensitive treatment. When treated by a licensed, trained medical professional in facial anatomy, you can count on BOTOX ® Cosmetics to achieve fine results. So you'll look like yourself - only with less pronounced lines. Nobody can say that you are doing anything.
HOW CAN I SAVE ON BOTOX® COSMETIC? BOTOX ® KOZMETİKTEN NASIL TASARRUF EDEBİLİRİM?
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment.
IS BOTOX® COSMETIC ONLY FOR WOMEN? Not at all ! Many men make BOTOX® Cosmetic part of what they do to care for their appearance.
The number of men choosing treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.
Results from a survey of men to determine most likely treatment areas and top areas of concern for injectable-naive, aesthetically-oriented men aged 30 to 65 years (N=600). Proportion of respondents selecting that area as highest priority to treat using the Maximum Difference (MaxDiff) scaling system.
DO I NEED TO BE OVER 40 TO START USING BOTOX® COSMETIC?
It's not your age that determines when BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, it's the severity of your lines. In fact, 64% of plastic surgeons report seeing a rise in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments for patients in their early 30’s.
The truth is, everyone's lines form differently. The timing can be influenced by a combination of factors, from cellular changes that may occur over time, to reduction of collagen, to genetic factors, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Whenever your lines start to bother you, go speak with your doctor. They can help you determine if treatment is right for you. HOW MUCH TIME DOES TREATMENT TAKE? WILL IT HURT?
The actual injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Then, some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. Or, if you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
WILL I SEE RESULTS QUICKLY? HOW LONG DO TREATMENT EFFECTS LAST?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your physician will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME AFTER TREATMENT?
Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with your specialist, he or she will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Remember, only BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved to treat all three of these areas.
HOW MANY INJECTIONS WILL I RECEIVE?
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer approx 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
WHAT WERE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS SEEN IN CLINICAL STUDIES?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow's feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide and talk to your specialist.
What is Masseter Botox?
The masseter is one of the muscles that helps you chew. It’s located on the side of your face and connects your cheekbone to your lower jawbone.
When Botox is injected into the masseter, it’s called a masseter Botox. It’s sometimes called jaw Botox.
The treatment uses botulinum toxin to temporarily block nerve signals in the masseter. As a result, the muscle is unable to move.
What is masseter Botox used for?Managing teeth grinding
Reducing jaw tension, pain, and clenching
Contouring a square jaw
Creating a balanced face shape
What’s the procedure for getting masseter Botox?
Before the procedureBefore getting masseter Botox, you’ll have a consultation with a medical professional. They’ll ask questions about your goals and concerns.
They’ll also examine your jaw and face. This allows them to determine the injection site and how many syringes you need.
The actual procedure will take place in a doctor’s office. You won’t need to go to the hospital.
During the procedureA medical professional will clean your skin to reduce the risk of infection. They may use a topical anesthesia to numb the area.
They prepare a syringe with the botox. The syringe will have a very thin needle.
Next, they insert the needle into your masseter muscle. They slowly withdraw the needle as they inject the toxin.
They may repeat the procedure on the other side. The number of syringes necessary depend on what you’re treating.
After the treatmentHowever, you’ll need to avoid the following for the 24 hours;
Rubbing the treated area, Placing pressure on the treated area, avoid hot water, no exposure to direct sunlight and finally, avoid exercise
These actions might spread the toxin to other parts of your face.
What are the benefits of masseter Botox?
Reduces teeth grinding Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is typically treated with mouthguards and lifestyle changes. If you have severe bruxism, Botox injections may be more effective.
As the botox weakens the masseter, it relaxes the jaw. This stops the jaw and teeth from involuntarily clenching, reducing symptoms like:
• Tight jaw
• Pain in the jaw, neck, or face
• Tooth sensitivity or pain
• Dull headache
• Tooth damage
• Ear pain
Reduces symptoms of TMD
Like the masseter muscle, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) helps you chew. It’s a hinge that connects your lower jawbone to your skull.
If there’s a problem with your TMJ, it’s called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It often co-exists with bruxism and masseter pain.
When Botox is injected into the masseter, it can relax the muscle and help relieve TMJ symptoms.
• Jaw pain
• TMJ damage
• Poor range of motion in the jaw
• Jaw, face, and ear pain
• Jaw locking
Slims your face shapeThe masseter muscles can give the face a square shape. If you want your face to look slimmer, masseter Botox may be an option.
The weakening effect of Botox reduces the size of your masseters. This creates a slimmer V-shaped jawline.
When used for this purpose, masseter Botox is also called jaw reduction or masseter reduction.
What are the potential side effects of masseter Botox?Masseter Botox is generally considered safe. However, it’s possible for the procedure to cause side effects such as;
• Pain or swelling at the site of injection
• Flu-like symptoms
• Crooked smile
Avoid getting Botox if you;• Are pregnant
• Are breastfeeding
• Are allergic to cow’s milk protein
• Have a neuromuscular disorder
• Have keloidal scarring
• Have body dysmorphic disorder
• Have unrealistic expectations