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BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults. You can get treated in both areas at the same time—that’s the beauty of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
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How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) 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. For temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow’s feet, your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscle surrounding the sides of your eyes—called the orbicularis oculi muscles. For temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines, your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into 2 muscles—the corrugator and procerus muscles.
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Will I look overdone?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) 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. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
Does the 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 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 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; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please talk to your provider and see
Important Safety Information on pages 2 and 15.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription
medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily
improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines
and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that
can be life threatening. Get medical help right away
if you have any of these problems any time (hours to
weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
● Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to
weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result
in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems
are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may
last for several months
● Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin
may affect areas away from the injection site and cause
serious symptoms including: loss of strength and allover
muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and
drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice,
trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control,
trouble breathing, trouble swallowing
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or
comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of
toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the
recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, or
both at the same time.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general
muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours
to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens,
do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have
been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts,
wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get
medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma
symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic
to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see
Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction
to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc®
(rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the
planned injection site.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve
conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia
gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at
increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty
swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA).
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions,
including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face;
weakness of forehead muscles: trouble raising your eyebrows;
drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are
pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if
BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding
or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes
into breast milk).
including prescription and nonprescription medicines,
vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic
with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects.
Do not start any new medicines until you have told your
doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum
toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of
botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the
past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received);
have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle
relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep
medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include:
discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye
problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and
swelling of your eyelids.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk
with your doctor.
To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.
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Todd B. Wyatt, DMD