How Do I Get Started with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

You've seen the Before & After Gallery, the Success Stories, and have heard friends and family talk about their experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Here's what you need to do to get started:   Schedule an appointment. Prior to your appointment, consider your treatment goals.  During your appointment, discuss these treatment goals with your provider.  At your appointment, discuss your treatment goals and ask if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.  See the results: Improvement may begin within 24-48 hours and your results may increase during the first week after treatment and can continue to improve up to 30 days after treatment.  Long-lasting results up to 4 months.  Individual results may vary. 

Have you already been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

If you are pleased with your previous BOTOX® Cosmetic results, you may want to consider a regular treatment plan to help maintain beautiful skin. Don’t forget that you can receive injections every 3 to 4 months as long as you don't have any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects.

What to Expect During the Treatment

The Botox Treatment injections area is cleansed with an alcohol pad. The areas of the desired correction are marked for accuracy while expression is being performed. The Botox is then injected into the muscle. No numbing agent is necessary, as discomfort is minimal.  The Botox Treatment injections procedure takes about thirty minutes.   BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines.

Frown lines between the eyes and eyebrows, commonly called the 11's, are the most frequent area to be requested for Botox.  The average amount of Botox in this area is 20 units.


The Forehead is a popular area for Botox, to relax the horizontal expression lines.  This area may require between 12-20 units of Botox. It is important to treat frown lines when treating this area.

Crow's feet, near the outside of the eyes, is an effective area to treat with Botox. The average required for this treatment area is 20 units.

* You do not want to use Botox if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are breastfeeding. If you are on any medications, including antibiotics, please inform your clinician. Botox would be contraindicated for neuromuscular diagnosis.



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The Anatomy of the Wrinkle

After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. If you're angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, causing a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you're frowning. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men's, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.


Fortunately, there is a way to reduce moderate to severe glabellar lines. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. An improvement can be seen within days and may last up to four months, although results may vary.