Botulinum toxin, commonly called Botox, is a purified substance that is injected directly into the muscle to block muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract. The result of Botox smooths facial wrinkles and produces a more youthful appearance.
A Botox procedure:
- Reduces crow’s feet in the corner of the eyes and frown lines between the eyes
- Smooths forehead wrinkles and furrows
- Tightens skin bands on the neck
Botox procedures are one of the safest and quickest ways to remedy wrinkles in the face and forehead. The results can be especially dramatic when combined with chemical peels or other skin treatments.
Botox injections typically take 15 minutes or less to complete, and there is no recovery or down time. Individuals may resume normal activities immediately. Results are usually seen within two – five days.