Dr. Rupp has been injecting Botox® Cosmetic for about ten years
and finds it very satisfying to see such good results in the
patients that he treats.
What causes frown lines between the brows?
The lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement
and the passage of time.
Two muscles are largely responsible for frown lines between the brows. When
those muscles contract, they draw the brows together. As skin becomes less
elastic over time, repeated frowning can result in those moderate to severe
lines between the brows.
Is it FDA approved?
BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for over 15 years to treat a variety
of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries. BOTOX® for
therapeutic use remains one of the most widely researched medicines in the
world. The same product with dosing specific to glabellar lines was approved
in 2002 as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What is the difference between BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers?
Frown lines are caused by overactive facial muscles. Fillers mask the wrinkle
by adding volume around the muscle with intradermal injections. BOTOX® Cosmetic
is intramuscular, blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract,
thereby relaxing them. While there are many options available for fillers,
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only product of its type that affects the muscles
that cause those wrinkles.
What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic include
headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop and
Have patients been happy with their results?
According to a recent survey of 200 dermatologists and plastic surgeons, BOTOX® Cosmetic
has the highest perceived patient satisfaction rating of all physician-administered
treatments in 2003 and 2004* And for the past 3 years, BOTOX® Cosmetic
was the most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure in the United
States (surgical or nonsurgical combined).†
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery also estimates the almost
3 million procedures were performed in 2004 alone.†
How can I be sure that I’m getting real BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Only licensed and trained healthcare professionals have the experience necessary
to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. Allergan, Inc., the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic,
is the only source for healthcare professional to purchase the product, and
each label has the “Allergan” hologram.
How soon will I see a difference and what kind
of results can I expect?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance
of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week.
In a patient clinical study, by day 30, 89% of patients judged the severity
of their frown lines between their brows as moderate or better.
What is the treatment like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is quick and minimally invasive, Your doctor
makes a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause moderate to severe
frown lines between your brows.
Your doctor will determine exactly where to administer the injections to achieve
the best results. No anesthesia is required, although he or she may choose
to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. The
entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Discomfort is minimal and
brief - most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. You may resume normal
Visible results can last up to 4 months. After that, you may be ready to return
for a follow-up treatment. Your own result may vary – be sure to talk
to your doctor about what you can expect.
How do I know if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for me?
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
You should not be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic if you have an infection
at the proposed injection site. Patients with certain neurological disorders
such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased
risk of serious sides effects.
According to a survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,
it’s one of the least-costly facial aesthetic procedures. And when you
consider the difference it can make in the appearance of the moderate to severe
frown lines between your brows, you may find BOTOX® Cosmetic to be a
great way to invest in yourself.
How can I find out more about BOTOX® Cosmetic?
The most comprehensive source of information is available by visiting BotoxCosmetic.com.
There you can learn more about the procedure, see more before-and-after photos,
and hear stories about patients’ experiences with this treatment.
you still have questions or are ready to see what BOTOX® Cosmetic can
do for you, call
and schedule an appointment with Dr. Rupp, our BOTOX® Cosmetic