What is Botox Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is available in Jonesboro, AR at Parkey & Davis DDS.
Botox is used for three main reasons: severe underarm sweating, muscle spasm control and cosmetic improvement. In this article we concentrate on the third use, achieved with the product called Botox Cosmetic, which contains botulinum toxin type A (the active ingredient), human albumin (a protein found in human blood plasma) and sodium chloride.
Botox Cosmetic can be used for the temporary smoothing of “frown lines,” which are the lines between your eyebrows that can make you look tired, unhappy or angry.
This is referred to sometimes as a, “1”, “11” or “111”.
It is FDA-approved for these areas between your eyebrows.
It’s also used for the horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet.
Botox Cosmetic is not an injectable fillers so don’t get confused with the difference. Dermal fillers work differently, plumping up tissues so that lines and wrinkles diminish or disappear. (Juvederm is a dermal filler).
Dr. Davis can help you decide which product(s) will solve your particular appearance issues, though as a general rule, Botox is used mostly in the upper portion of the face, and fillers are used mostly in other areas.
How old do you have to be to get Botox Cosmetic?
In the United States, the FDA has approved Botox Cosmetic for people aged 18 to 65.