THE TRUTH ABOUT BOTOX® COSMETIC
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an iconic brand. It’s been approved for use in 96 countries. But find out the truth behind common misconceptions, and you’ll get to know BOTOX® Cosmetic even better.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You cantrust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle resultswhen you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expertin facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeablelines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
How Can I save on BOTOX® Cosmetic?
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Is BOTOX® Cosmetic only for women?
Not at all! Many menmake BOTOX® Cosmetic part of what they do to care
for their appearance.The number of men choosing treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.*
How much time does treatment take? Will it hurt?
The actual injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Then, some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave our office.
Will I see results quickly? How long dotreatment effects last?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to four monthsfor moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your physician will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals.
WHY BOTOX® COSMETIC IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP.
A combination of factors can cause faciallines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction ofcollagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning,squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, graduallyresulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick 10-minute treatment that works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity thatcauses moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults– to help them look better.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH TREATMENT.
Some patients receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic report the injections feel like a pinch. You may begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet andforehead lines within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months formoderate to severe frown lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic isnot a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment the moderate to severefrown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines will gradually return.
THE MOST WIDELY RESEARCHED TREATMENT OF ITS KIND.
Only BOTOX® Cosmetic is backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies. It uses a unique manufacturing process, and its potency is measured in units that cannot be compared to any other product. This is why there is no such thing as “generic”BOTOX® Cosmetic.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:
TREATMENTS ARE NOT ALL “THE SAME.”
Did you know that the FDA hasstated BOTOX® Cosmetic is “non-interchangeable”? That means its safety and effectiveness cannot be claimed by another product.The potency – or strength – of BOTOX® Cosmetic is measured in scientifically defined units, and the FDA has concluded that a unitof BOTOX® Cosmetic does not equal a unit ofany other product. People who are prescribed a biologic product have a right to know exactly what they are receiving. Be sure to ask which product you’re being prescribed and why.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is manufactured by Allergan in a state-of-the-art facility under the strictest quality and safety standards. Every vial is filled and sealed in a completely sterile environment where the air is filtered and refreshed in excess of 200 times an hour.
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HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS.
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It’s free to join, then you can earn points one very BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment to redeem in future savings. The more you earn, the more you save.
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What is KYBELLA?
KYBELLA is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the apperance of moderate to serve fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
*Also known as submental fullness
How does KYBELLA work?
When injected into the area beneath your chin, KYBELLA destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occuring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Is KYBELLA right for me?
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic survey, 67% of people said they are bothered by the fullness beneath their chin. Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness may not go away.
How many KYBELLA treatments will I need?
Your healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.
How long does KYBELLA last? Will I need further treatment?
Once the aesthetic effect is achieved, further treatment is not expected.
Will I experience any side affects?
The most common side affects include trouble swallowing, brusing, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness In the treatment area. KYBELLA can cause serious side affects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, as experienced by 4 out of every 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of every 100 people in clinical studies)
What can I expect after the procedure?
You should be able to resume normal activities after the procedure. You are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling treatments. For many people, downtime with KYBELLA occured most commonly after the first treatment session.
Will the injections hurt?
There may be some pain associated with a KYBELLA injection. Prior to your treatment session, your healthcare provider may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. After treatment, apply ice/cold pack to the treatment area as needed.
When will I see results?
Although results are noticeable, the are not immediate . KYBELLA works gradually to destroy fat cells. Once the aesthetic affect is achieved, further treatment with KYBELLA is not expected.
ABOUT SUBMENTAL FULLNESS
What is submental fullness?
Submental fullness is the medical term your doctor might use to describe the unwanted fullness beneath your chin, which can be the result of the moderate to severe fat below the chin. This may be commonly known as a "double chin"
What causes submental fullness?
Submental fullness due to fat beneath the chin can impact a broad range of both male and female adults. Some possible causes are genetics, weight gain, and aging. Sometimes, even with diet or exercize, the unwanted fullness may not go away.
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