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.
How Does Botox 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. Botox Cosmetic temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.
Does Botox Treatment Hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with Botox Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How Long Does Botox Treatment Take?
The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery — it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.
What Were Common Side Effects of Botox Seen in Clinical Studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include discomfort or pain at the injection site; a headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids.
At Glamoi, we offer Botox, Injectables and Fillers and many other treatments that are designed to make you feel and look your best, all at an affordable price. Please call 212.433.4526 today or request an appointment with one of our specialists!