BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that acts as an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent that, when injected into the appropriate muscles, can be used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe facial lines in adults specifically in the treatment of:

• Moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or
procerus muscle activity (between the eyebrows, the "Elevens")
• Moderate to severe lateral canthal lines associated with orbicularis oculi activity (the Crow's Feet)
• Moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis muscle activity (the horizontal lines on the forehead)

BOTOX® Cosmetic
for Injection
What is the most important information I should know about BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening, including:                      Problems breathing or swallowing
       Spread of toxin effects
These problems can happen hours, days, to weeks after an injection of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic. Call your  doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems after treatment with BOTOX or BOTOX  Cosmetic:
   Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. These problems can happen hours, days, to weeks      after an  injection of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic usually because the muscles that you use to breathe            and swallow can  become weak after the injection. Death can happen as a complication if you have severe      problems with swallowing  or breathing after treatment with BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic.
      •  People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them                          breathe. These  people may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with BOTOX or                          BOTOX Cosmetic.
      •  Swallowing problems may last for several months. People who cannot swallow well may need a                      feeding tube to  receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may                      go into your lungs. People who  already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving                    BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic have the  highest risk of getting these problems.
  Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body           away from the  injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of     botulism include:
       o loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body
       o double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids
       o hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia)
       o trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria)
       o loss of bladder control
       o trouble breathing
       o trouble swallowing
These symptoms can happen hours, days, to weeks after you receive an injection of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic.

These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities. 

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect away from the injection site when BOTOX has 
been used at the recommended dose to treat chronic migraine, severe underarm sweating, blepharospasm, or  strabismus, or when BOTOX Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines,  and/or forehead lines.
• Hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of
the components in the formulation (4.1, 5.4)
• Infection at the injection site (4.2)


Need more information to find out if Botox Cosmetic is right for you?

Call/Text Dr Elizabeth McCorkle at (541) 335- 1928