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Information on Botox, Laser Aesthetica

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Information on Botox, Laser Aesthetica

  1. 1. A Patient’s Guide to BOTOX ® Cosmetic Treatment Laser Aesthetica www.laseraesthetica.com (678) 336-1623
  2. 2. BOTOX ® Cosmetic Overview <ul><li>History of BOTOX ® Cosmetic </li></ul><ul><li>How lines and wrinkles can form between the brows </li></ul><ul><li>How BOTOX ® Cosmetic works </li></ul><ul><li>What to expect from a BOTOX ® Cosmetic procedure </li></ul><ul><li>What you should know before a BOTOX ® Cosmetic procedure </li></ul>
  3. 3. BOTOX ® Cosmetic Overview <ul><li>Results with no downtime </li></ul><ul><li>Results typically seen in days and can last up to 4 months </li></ul><ul><li>Results people notice </li></ul><ul><li>Results that look natural </li></ul><ul><li>BOTOX ® Cosmetic safety </li></ul><ul><li>BOTOX ® Cosmetic summary </li></ul>Continued
  4. 4. BOTOX ® Cosmetic <ul><li>The only FDA-approved prescription treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 2 million people treated since FDA approval in 2002 1 </li></ul>After this presentation, we, as patient and physician, can decide if BOTOX ® Cosmetic is right for you. One-of-a-Kind Treatment <ul><ul><li>1 ASAPS news releases page. 2003 ASAPS statistics — 8.3 million procedures: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports 20 percent increase. Available at: http://surgery.org/press/news-release.php?iid=325. Accessed July 7, 2004. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How Lines and Wrinkles Can Form Between the Brows <ul><li>Movement of brow muscles causes the skin to crease </li></ul><ul><li>Skin becomes less elastic over time; repeated frowning creates lines and wrinkles between the brows (the clinical term is glabellar lines) </li></ul>Corrugator Muscles Corrugator Muscles Procerus Muscle
  6. 6. Patient Testimonial <ul><li>“ I realized my frown lines had grown strong enough that even in my relaxed state, they were fairly pronounced.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. How BOTOX ® Cosmetic Works <ul><li>BOTOX ® Cosmetic is a purified protein that smoothes the muscles by blocking nerve impulses </li></ul><ul><li>With a few tiny injections, BOTOX ® Cosmetic blocks the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that causes muscles to contract </li></ul><ul><li>With less movement, the skin surface gradually smoothes out, and the lines begin to fade </li></ul>
  8. 8. What to Expect From a BOTOX ® Cosmetic Procedure <ul><li>Simple 10-minute procedure consists of a few tiny injections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Results typically seen in days and may continue to improve during the first week after treatment (results may vary) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No anesthesia is required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may be advised to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimal and brief discomfort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most patients compared the sensation to a bug bite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There may be slight temporary bruising at the injection site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This can be easily covered up with makeup </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What You Should Know Before a BOTOX ® Cosmetic Procedure <ul><li>To ensure the best treatment outcome: </li></ul><ul><li>Your physician should inject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 units in the glabellar region between the brows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Units to BOTOX ® Cosmetic is like millimeters to blood pressure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure you receive the proper dosage for best results! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dosage amount is not based on the number of syringes used! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your doctor exactly how many units you are receiving </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Results… <ul><li>After the procedure, you can resume normal activity </li></ul>Unretouched clinical photos taken at maximum frown before and 30 days after BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment. Individual results may vary. With No Downtime Before After
  11. 11. Results… <ul><li>You’ll typically see improvement within days that may continue to improve during the first week after treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With proper unit dosing, the effects of BOTOX ® Cosmetic can last up to 4 months* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In clinical studies, the majority of people (82.5%) reported an improvement in the lines between their brows after a week (n = 405) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*Individual results may vary </li></ul></ul>Seen in Days and Can Last Up to 4 Months Unretouched clinical photos taken at maximum frown before and 30 days after BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment Before After
  12. 12. 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.”
  13. 13. The Results Speak for Themselves! <ul><li>The most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 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) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their appearance of brow frown lines as moderate to better after 1 month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual results may vary </li></ul></ul>BOTOX ® Is the Most Popular Nonsurgical, Physician-Administered Cosmetic Treatment Unretouched clinical photos taken at maximum frown before and 30 days after BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment Before After
  14. 14. Patient Testimonial “ I see a difference, but more importantly, friends and family have seen a lot of difference.”
  15. 15. Results… <ul><li>With BOTOX ® Cosmetic, you will not look “like you’ve had work done” </li></ul><ul><li>You can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows </li></ul>That Look Natural “ I saw that I was able to smile and look natural and warm, and I’m happy with that.”
  16. 16. BOTOX ® Cosmetic—Safety <ul><li>Contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation </li></ul><ul><li>Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious systemic side effects </li></ul><ul><li>Serious and/or immediate allergic responses have been rarely reported </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These reactions include severe shock, hives, fluid build-up in soft tissues, and shortness of breath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If such a reactions occurs, further BOTOX ® Cosmetic injection should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately started </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. BOTOX ® Cosmetic—Safety <ul><li>The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Less frequently occurring (< 3%) adverse reactions included pain in the face, redness at the injection site, and muscle weakness </li></ul><ul><li>These events are thought to be associated with the injection and occurred within the first week </li></ul><ul><li>Full prescribing information has been provided to your physician </li></ul>Continued
  18. 18. BOTOX ® Cosmetic—Summary <ul><li>BOTOX ® Cosmetic is a simple, 10-minute procedure and can reduce the appearance of frown lines between the brows within days </li></ul><ul><li>No recovery time is required </li></ul><ul><li>Noticeable improvement typically within days, and lasting effect up to 4 months (results may vary) </li></ul><ul><li>The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Full prescribing information has been provided to your physician </li></ul>
  19. 19. Questions to Ask <ul><li>Am I a good candidate for BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your experience in using BOTOX ® Cosmetic for frown lines between the brows? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of results can I expect based on my personal profile? </li></ul><ul><li>How many units of BOTOX ® will I be receiving on my frown lines between the brows? </li></ul>

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