Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

Do men receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?2019-10-30T22:09:48+00:00

Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients

How long is the recovery time after treatment?2017-11-04T23:46:44+00:00

After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.

How many injections will I receive?2017-11-04T23:46:49+00:00

For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye.

For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into muscles in your forehead—1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.

When will I see results?2017-11-04T23:46:55+00:00

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.

How long does the treatment take?2017-11-04T23:47:03+00:00

Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.

What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?2017-11-04T23:47:09+00:00

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: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions, to name a few.

Does BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment hurt?2019-10-30T22:10:11+00:00

Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

Will BOTOX® Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?2019-10-30T22:10:57+00:00

BOTOX® Cosmetic 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 specialist about the results you want from treatment.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?2019-10-30T22:12:12+00:00

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.