BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, on the forehead, and crow’s feet area. The benefits of Botox® can be seen 3-5 days following the injection, and full results are present at 14 days. Patients look refreshed and less tired after the onset of the treatment. Results typically last up to 3-4 months.
Botox® can also be administered for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the underarms, hands and feet. It helps control the symptoms of severe sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The results can last up to one year.