BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., it is used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.

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Applications for BOTOX Cosmetic

Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow‘s feet
  • Skin bands on the neck

According to Allergan, BOTOX Cosmetic has been “extensively researched, with approximately 2500 studies.”

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BOTOX Cosmetic Procedure and Results

Using a very fine needle, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to four months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.

Side Effects of BOTOX Cosmetic

Injection-site side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are usually mild and temporary, and include the following:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising

Normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections.

How long does treatment take?

Botox injections usually require no more than 20 minutes of your time. Some patients even get it done during their lunch breaks!

What are the injections like; do they hurt?

Many report little to no discomfort when being treated, with a sensation similar to a pinch during the injection itself. The needles used are some of the smallest and thinnest available.

What are the side effects/downtime?

Side effects of Botox are minimal and can include: slight redness and/or bruising, tenderness at injection site, and bleeding. There is usually no downtime associated with Botox injections.

How long before I see results and how long will they last?

You may begin to see results within a few days, with increasing improvement in one week, and full results in several weeks. Retreatment should be no sooner than every three months.

Is there a Botox rewards program?

Yes! Three different levels of membership are offered at Renew Beauty Lab to reward you with discounts for being our client. Call or text our office at 978-616-9960 for more information! provides discounts on services and products like Botox and Latisse. Visit their website or download the Alle app for further information!

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