WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. By using extremely small doses of Botox injected directly into a specific muscle, the action of the muscle is weakened. As a result, the problem the muscle causes, such as a twitch, spasm, or wrinkle line, is eliminated.
WHERE IS BOTOX USED?
Botox is most commonly injected into the crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines between the eyebrows. Frown lines are caused by the action of muscles called the glabellar complex. Injecting Botox into this complex weakens the ability to draw the eyebrows together when frowning. Similarly, injecting Botox into the frontalis muscle above the eyebrows and the orbicularis muscle around the eyes softens the harshness created by these muscles.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?
The treatment takes only a few minutes, and the results last between three to five months. When the lines begin to reappear, a simple retreatment is all that is necessary.