What should I tell my doctor before using
Only your doctor can decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right
for you. Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you:
* have any diseases that affect your nerves and muscles. These
diseases may increase your chance of side effects with BOTOX®
* are breastfeeding
* are planning to become pregnant soon.
Can any of my medicines interact with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Be sure that your doctor knows the names of all the medicines
you are using, including:
* antibiotics used to treat infections, such as gentamicin,
tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin
* medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine
* medicines used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia
gravis or Alzheimers disease.
As with all prescription medicines, you should also notify
your doctor if you are taking any over-the-counter medicines
or herbal products.
This is not a complete list of medicines that can interact
with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
the Professional Package Insert for complete information.
Will I be able
to make facial expressions?
After treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you may look in
the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to
severe frown lines between your brows. But BOTOX® Cosmetic
will not radically change your facial appearance. You can
still frown or look surprisedwithout the wrinkles and
creases between your brows.
Take a look at men and women who've had BOTOX® Cosmetic
treatments, and see for yourself!
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the contractions
of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that
have developed between your brows over time.
Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to
4 months. Results may vary. If you do not continue treatments,
the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like
they did before treatment.