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How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?

woman with green eyes getting an injectable
beautiful woman with green eyes getting injectable

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, and is manufactured by Allergan, Inc. It is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for making your severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines less noticeable. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been used to treat a number of other medical conditions, including excessive sweating. 

BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the activity of the facial muscles that cause you to frown, squint, or raise your eyebrows. The end result? Your skin will look visibly smoother. 

The procedure itself is a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. Some patients have said that the injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic feel like a pinch. You may start to notice results within 24 to 48 hours and your results can last up to 4 months if you have moderate to severe frown lines. 

BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent solution and if you discontinue treatment, your moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines will gradually return. 

Please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of the physicians at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and what it can do for you. Our board-certified professionals are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care. Please call us at 631-470-9650 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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