BOTOX COSMETIC (onabotulinumtoxin A), is a prescription medication which is injected into muscles, and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in people 18 years of age or older.
The medication will temporarily, ( duration 3-4 months ), relax the pull of the muscles, thereby smoothing the forehead area.
BOTOX COSMETIC could cause serious side effects that could be life threatening if the drug is used improperly or if
the patient engages in prohibited activities in the hours immediately following the injection.
Patients are cautioned to avoid the following activities following BOTOX COSMETIC injections…
1) strenuous physical activity
2) sauna sessions
4) hot tub bathing.
These types of activities put the client at risk for spread of the
neuromodulator effects, and are NOT RECOMMENDED. Consequences of these prohibited activities include… spread of the
effects of toxin effects away from the injection site ….. which could then lead to muscle weakness, double vision,
blurred vision, drooping eyelid, hoarseness, loss of bladder control, difficulty breathing, or trouble swallowing.
***Please note: There has not been a single confirmed case of spread of the toxin effect when BOTOX COSMETIC has been used at the recommended dosage to treat frown lines.***
If you are currently breastfeeding or are pregnant, you should avoid BOTOX COSMETIC injections.
Please tell your physician about all medications and herbal products that you are taking. Please also inform your doctor about any neurologic diseases, visual impairments,or other general health issues you may have.
Please also tell your doctor about any other botulinum toxin product you may have received within the prior 4 months.
Allergic reactions to BOTOX COSMETIC could occur…but are seldom severe. However, there are rare reports of complaints of itching.rash,wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness or faint feelings.If any of these symptoms occur, please notify your physician. Other infrequent side effects which could occur after BOTOX COSMETIC injections include… dry mouth, pain at the injection site, headache, neck pain, droopy eyelid, swelling of eyelids or dry eyes.
Please read the BOTOX COSMETIC full product information for all details.