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BOTOX® COSMETIC
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
A. It is a purified protein administered in a simple, non-surgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, on the forehead or for crows feet around the eyes in people of at least 18 years of age.

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Q. How long has BOTOX® been used?
A. BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for over 15 years and is approved in more than 75 countries. BOTOX® for therapeutic use remains one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved by the FDA in 2002.

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Q. Who administers the BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
A. BOTOX Cosmetic injections at Evanesque are only administered by our registered nurses, specifically trained in BOTOX® Cosmetic.

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Q. What is the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure like?
A. It's a simple, 10-minute treatment consisting of a few tiny injections. You may resume normal activity immediately. The nurses decide exactly where to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic for best results.

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Q. Is the procedure painful?
A. It causes little discomfort; most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. Overall, the discomfort is minimal and temporary.

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Q. When will I start to see results?
A. You should start to see a visible improvement in the treatment area within a few days. However, the best results are gauged after about 10 days.

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Q. How long will the results last?
A. When administered properly, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment can last up to 4 months.

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Q. How will BOTOX® Cosmetic affect my facial expressions?
A. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected in small doses directly into those muscles that cause moderate to severe frown lines, allowing that area to smooth out. It will not affect your ability to laugh, smile, or otherwise express yourself.

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Q. What should be done prior to treatment?
A. Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen both of which can increase bleeding or bruising at the injection site.

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Q. What should I do immediately after treatment?
A. After treatment avoid massaging the treated area and refrain from vigorous exercise until the following day. Other than that you can return to your normal activities.

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Q. Is BOTOX® Cosmetic expensive?
A. Actually, it's quite affordable and is considered one of the least costly facial aesthetic procedures performed in the United States.

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Q. Is BOTOX® Cosmetic effective in treating other areas?
A. Yes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is very effective in treating hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) of the underarms.

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