What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin widely used by cosmetic surgeons to treat facial wrinkles.

By using very small doses of BOTOX Cosmetic, injected directly into a specific facial muscle, the action of that muscle will be temporarily paralyzed. This mechanism allows the wrinkles and lines in your skin to relax and flatten out.

When we frown for any reason, we gather the tissue between our brows into a fold. In some of us, this causes chronic furrows. This produces a frustrated, discouraged, angry look on our face. This can be distracting to others and a bother to ourselves.

Now you can eliminate these frown lines without surgery and without scars, with a simple BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.

How much does Botox cost in Owensboro?

Please call for our current Botox price and be sure to check our specials page for current rebates and special offers.

Where do we put BOTOX® Cosmetic?

The frown line between the eyebrows is caused by the action of a muscle called the corrugator. You can feel this as a thickening just below the inside of your eyebrows, when you purposefully make yourself frown.

Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into this corrugator muscle stops your ability to draw your eyebrows together when you frown. Once the muscle is paralyzed, it cannot contract and the frown line gradually fades away.

How long does Botox last?

The actual treatment takes only a few minutes and the BOTOX® Cosmetic takes effect in three to four days. Gradually over three to five months the BOTOX® Cosmetic effect will fade and the muscle action will return. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result.

Can BOTOX® Cosmetic be used for other wrinkles?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is also effective in the treatment of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and neck folds.

Who can perform BOTOX® Cosmetic?

This therapy should only be done by a nurse or physician trained in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

How has BOTOX® Cosmetic been tested?

BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used since 1980, for the treatment of strabismus (lazy eye), and blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye blinking). The use of BOTOX® Cosmetic for the forehead wrinkles was pioneered in 1989, by Dr. Carruthers of Vancouver. A major study of this technique was completed in 1995, and a review published in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

What are the most common side effects of Botox?

The side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are related to the local injection of the solution. There will be a slight discomfort from the needle entering the skin and a small chance of a bruise at the site of the injection. There are no reports of damage to the eye, with injections to the eyelid. There have been no permanent side effects from the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Approximately 1% of patients will develop a slight lowering or ptosis of one eyelid. This is temporary and may not even be noticed by the patient.

If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, please call our office at (270) 926-9033 and we will be happy to answer questions about the procedure itself or about procedure cost and financing.

BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.