Botox Product

Botox® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved product to temporarily improve both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines around the sides of the eyes.

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years.
Dr. Stuckenschneider injects these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity.

About BOTOX®

NPDR Retina
Treatment for Frown Lines

Treatment for Crow's Feet

BOTOX® Cosmetic, manufactured by Allergan, is a biologic product that utilizes botulinium toxins to temporarily smooth facial lines. The drug is injected into the muscles surrounding the eyes to keep these muscles from tightening causing wrinkles to be less prominent.

BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) was first introduced in 1989 for therapeutic uses such as blepharospasm (eyelid spasm) and strabismus. The same product, with dosing specific to glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyes), received FDA approval in 2002 as BOTOX® Cosmetic. More recently, in September 2013, BOTOX® Cosmetic received FDA approval to treat lateral canthal lines, or "crow's feet".

Dr. Brad Stuckenschneider performs BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments at our Poplar Bluff location. Please call Eye Care Specialists at 573.686.5579 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Brad will discuss the appearance you desire, the areas indicated for injection, and the approximate cost based on an estimation of solution necessary for the treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are temporary and results vary per patient. Patients typically request follow-up treatment every three to six months. Procedure dates vary.

BOTOX® Results

Results vary with each patient. Below are images from Allergan, the pharmaceutical manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic, which help illustrate patient results.

Before Glabellar
Muscle Treatment
7 Days After 4 Months After

Before Laternal
Canthal Treatment
7 Days After

Visit Allergan's BOTOX® Cosmetic website for testimonials and a before and after gallery.

Common Side Effects

Click here to download the complete safety information provided by Allergan regarding BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

The most common side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include:

  • Eyelid drooping or swelling
  • Dry mouth
  • Discomfort or pain at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Eye problems such as double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, and dry eyes
  • Allergic reactions which may include itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint