Presentation on theme: "A Patient’s Guide to BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Patient’s Guide to BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Hooman Soltanian, MD, FACS Cedar RoadLyndhurst, OH 44124
2 The BOTOX® Cosmetic Commercials Click on image to view
3 BOTOX® Cosmetic Overview History of BOTOX® CosmeticHow lines and wrinkles can form between the browsHow BOTOX® Cosmetic worksWhat to expect from a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedureWhat you should know before a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure
4 BOTOX® Cosmetic Overview ContinuedResults with no downtimeResults typically seen in days and can last up to 4 monthsResults people noticeResults that look naturalBOTOX® Cosmetic safetyBOTOX® Cosmetic summary
5 One-of-a-Kind Treatment BOTOX® CosmeticOne-of-a-Kind TreatmentThe only FDA-approved prescription treatmentFor the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of ageOver 2 million people treated since FDA approval in 20021After this presentation, we, as patient and physician, can decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.1ASAPS news releases page ASAPS statistics — 8.3 million procedures: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports 20 percent increase. Available at: Accessed July 7, 2004.
6 How Lines and Wrinkles Can Form Between the Brows Movement of brow muscles causes the skin to creaseSkin becomes less elastic over time; repeated frowning creates lines and wrinkles between the brows (the clinical term is glabellar lines)Corrugator MusclesProcerus Muscle
7 Patient Testimonial“I realized my frown lines had grown strong enough that even in my relaxed state, they were fairly pronounced.”
8 How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that smoothes the muscles by blocking nerve impulsesWith a few tiny injections, BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that causes muscles to contractWith less movement, the skin surface gradually smoothes out, and the lines begin to fade
9 What to Expect From a BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure Simple 10-minute procedure consists of a few tiny injectionsResults typically seen in days and may continue to improve during the first week after treatment (results may vary)No anesthesia is requiredYou may be advised to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injectingMinimal and brief discomfortMost patients compared the sensation to a bug biteThere may be slight temporary bruising at the injection siteThis can be easily covered up with makeupAdvance to VideoAdvance to Next Slide
10 BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection Video Click on image to view
11 What You Should Know Before a BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure To ensure the best treatment outcome:Your physician should inject20 units in the glabellar region between the browsUnits to BOTOX® Cosmetic is like millimeters to blood pressureEnsure you receive the proper dosage for best results!Dosage amount is not based on the number of syringes used!Ask your doctor exactly how many units you are receiving
12 Results… With No Downtime After the procedure, you can resume normal activityBeforeAfterUnretouched clinical photos taken at maximum frown before and 30 days after BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Individual results may vary.
13 Results… Seen in Days and Can Last Up to 4 Months BeforeAfterUnretouched clinical photos taken at maximum frown before and 30 days after BOTOX® Cosmetic treatmentYou’ll typically see improvement within days that may continue to improve during the first week after treatmentWith proper unit dosing, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic can last up to 4 months*In clinical studies, the majority of people (82.5%) reported an improvement in the lines between their brows after a week (n = 405)*Individual results may vary
14 Patient Testimonial“I’ve had the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure 3 times, and I’m going to incorporate it into my routine as just maintaining myself…every 3 to 4 months.”
15 The Results Speak for Themselves! BOTOX® Is the Most Popular Nonsurgical, Physician-Administered Cosmetic TreatmentBeforeAfterUnretouched clinical photos taken at maximum frown before and 30 days after BOTOX® Cosmetic treatmentThe most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedureThe American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as the most popular of all physician-administered cosmetic procedures in 2002 and 2003 (surgical and nonsurgical combined)90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their appearance of brow frown lines as moderate to better after 1 monthIndividual results may vary
16 Patient Testimonial“I see a difference, but more importantly, friends and family have seen a lot of difference.”
17 Results… That Look Natural With BOTOX® Cosmetic, you will not look “like you’ve had work done”You can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows“I saw that I was able to smile and look natural and warm, and I’m happy with that.”
18 BOTOX® Cosmetic—Safety Contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulationPatients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious systemic side effectsSerious and/or immediate allergic responses have been rarely reportedThese reactions include severe shock, hives, fluid build-up in soft tissues, and shortness of breathIf such a reactions occurs, further BOTOX® Cosmetic injection should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately started
19 BOTOX® Cosmetic—Safety ContinuedThe most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nauseaLess frequently occurring (< 3%) adverse reactions included pain in the face, redness at the injection site, and muscle weaknessThese events are thought to be associated with the injection and occurred within the first weekFull prescribing information has been provided to your physician
20 BOTOX® Cosmetic—Summary BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, 10-minute procedure and can reduce the appearance of frown lines between the brows within daysNo recovery time is requiredNoticeable improvement typically within days, and lasting effect up to 4 months (results may vary)The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nauseaFull prescribing information has been provided to your physician
21 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?What is your experience in using BOTOX® Cosmetic for frown lines between the brows?What kind of results can I expect based on my personal profile?How many units of BOTOX® will I be receiving on my frown lines between the brows?