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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

It is a purified protein administered in a simple nonsurgical procedure that temoporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in people aged 18 to 65. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered by a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines or wrinkles.

BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for over 15 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more that 75 countries.

What is the difference between BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers?

Frown lines are caused by overactive facial muscles. Fillers mask the wrinkle by adding volume around the muscle with intradermal injections. BOTOX® Cosmetic is intramuscular, blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract, thereby relaxing them. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only product of its type that affects the muscles that cause these wrinkles.

What is treatment like?

It is quick and minimally invasive. A few tiny injections are made into the muscles that cause moderate to severe wrinkle lines. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Discomfort is minimal and brief. You may resume normal activity immediately.

You can expect to see results within a few days after your treatment. The appearance of the areas treated may continue to improve for up to a week.

Have patients been happy with their results?

According to a recent survey of 200 dermatologists and plastic surgeons, BOTOX® Cosmetic has the highest perceived patient satisfaction rating of all physician administers treatments in 2003 and 2004. And for the past 3 years, BOTOX® Cosmetic was the most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure in the United States (surgical and nonsurgical combined).

It is one of the least-costly facial aesthetic procedures. And when you consider the difference it can make in the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles you may find BOTOX® Cosmetic to be a great way to invest in yourself.

Our staff at Woodglen Institute of Aesthetics will be happy to schedule a free consultation for you to discuss what BOTOX® Cosmetic can do for you.

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