The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox®, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox® is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Botox® lasts 3-4 months for most patients and usually takes 5-7 days for you to see the full effect. The wrinkles are improved for most but some may still be visible. Limitations for Botox® could include but not exclusively affecting unintended muscles or cause asymmetries.
Injectable BOTOX® can give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance