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Botox™ is used to improve the look of mild to severe frown lines for a short time.

What is Botox™?

How does Botox™ work?

You mean you can't move your muscles?

What happens over the long term?

How was this found?

Are there any side effects? Yes.

(REMEMBER: Botox™ is a drug, not a cosmetic.)

Are Botox Parties Safe?

Botox™ is approved for selling in single-use tubes. Each tube is made to be used only once and only for one patient. Using the tube more than once can spread germs. Treating more than one person with one tube goes against the product directions. Also, Botox™ needs to be used within 4 hours after the tube is opened.

What should I do if I want to try Botox™?

Thinking about Botox?

To learn more:

American Academy of Dermatology Phone: 1-888-462-3376

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Phone: 1-800-441-2737

FDA Talk Paper: "FDA Approves Botox To Treat Frown Lines"

FDA Consumer article: "Botox Cosmetic: A Look at Looking Good"

October 2003

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