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BOTOX® FAQ

BOTOX® FAQ

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years.  These muscles are injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.

What areas can be treated with Botox® Cosmetic?

Frown lines (between the brows), crow’s feet, lines on the nose “bunny nose”, forehead lines, down-turned mouth, “necklace” lines, jawline muscles, lip lines.

Will BOTOX® Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.

Does BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment hurt?

Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch.  While some are more sensitive than others, ice and topical numbing is helpful to minimize the sensitivity.

What are common side effects?

The most common side effect is temporary minor swelling and bruising at the site of injection. Less commonly, eyelid drooping can occur. Allergy and serious side effects are very uncommon and rare.

How long does the treatment take?

A discussion about your treatment goals and a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you will be done at the time of consultation. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.

What is the average treatment cost?

Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the doctor who is administering your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

How can I save on treatments?

Enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program to save money on BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. You earn points on each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments .In addition, you can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers participating in the Brilliant Distinctions® Mall. As a member you will receive treatment reminders and information about your points balance.

When will I see results?

You may begin to notice results within 48-72 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.

How long is the recovery time after treatment?

After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime. Generally the area should be kept clean and untouched for a few hours.

Do men receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

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