Botox Cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA)
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox® is a popular non-surgical injection widely used by men and women. Botox Injections temporarily reduces or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Another benefit of Botox Injections it that it tends to give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox injections are effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), a prescription medicine, is a purified protein that temporarily improves the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in adults younger than 65 years of age.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by Dr. Obi during an office visit. It is a simple, nonsurgical injection directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the treated muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form between the brows.
You can review detailed information about BOTOX® at: http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/Why-Botox-Cosmetic#what-it-is
What About Safety?
Read the Medication Guide that comes with BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic before you start using it and each time you receive treatments. There may be new information about BOTOX® that is important to you. This information does not take the place of talking with your primary doctor or Dr. Obi about your medical condition or your treatment. You should share this information with your family members and caregivers.
You can review safety information about BOTOX® at: http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/What_About_Safety.aspx
Are you new to BOTOX® Cosmetic?
After reading through the information available on this web site, you will need to speak to a doctor to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Dr. Obi has extensive experience in treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic and would be happy to help you consider the benefits of BOTOX®.
Have you already been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
If you are pleased with your previous BOTOX® Cosmetic results, you may want to consider a regular treatment plan to help maintain them. Don’t forget that you can receive injections every 3 to 4 months as long as you don’t have any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects. You can also join the Brilliant Distinctions™ Program for special offers and to gain access to exclusive events. Be sure to talk to Dr. Obi about BOTOX® Cosmetic and learn how to get started.