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Consider getting rid of Glabellar lines (frown lines)? “Crow’s feet”?
Glabellar lines are the wrinkles between the brows caused by the contraction of corrugator and/or procerus muscles.  Crow’s feet refer to fine lines and wrinkles radiating from the lateral corners of the eyes.  Aging and sun damage are the major causes of these wrinkles. Results from a large, long-term study of patients receiving subsequent injections suggest that Botox® (botulinum toxin type A) may reduce brow furrow (glabellar lines)—deep lines between the eyebrows—and lasts longer with each additional treatment.

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the product name for Allergan cosmetic wrinkles removing drug. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works at motor nerve endings (nerves that lead to muscles). BOTOX® Cosmetic is a drug used for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines). BOTOX® Cosmetic is the name used for the process of injecting the BOTOX® Cosmetic product into the patient.

In April of 2002 BOTOX® Cosmetic was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following previous approval for severe medical problems as far back as 1989. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the trade mark that Allergan decided to use to refer to their botulinum toxin A product, related to botulism. BOTOX® treatments are successfully used to treat blepharospasm (twitching of eyelids) and strabismus, and BOTOX® cosmetic are also proven useful in treating cervical dystonia—these are all conditions that in some way involve spasms, involuntary muscle contractions. Within a few hours to a couple of days after the botulinum toxin is injected into the affected muscle(s), the spasms or contractions are reduced or eliminated altogether. By injecting the toxin directly into a certain muscle or muscle group, the risk of BOTOX® Cosmetic spreading to other areas of the body is greatly diminished. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles surrounding the eyes, for instance, those muscles can not “scrunch up” for a period of time. They are paralyzed. So the wrinkles in those areas, e.g. frown lines, “crow’s feet”, and forehead lines, temporarily go away.

How long does BOTOX® last?
Symptoms may vary throughout the course of the condition, and so the degree of relief and duration of effect varies from person to person. Usually, a single treatment of BOTOX® will normally be sustained for approximately three months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to your doctor for your next treatment.    In a clinical study with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the majority of patients (82.5%) reported an improvement in glabellar lines after a week. Results were still reported up to 4 months later.

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