Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used, with FDA approval, for a number of applications including to improve the look of both moderate and severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. It works by relaxing muscles that cause those lines.
Botox is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face. Injections into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin. Smoothing of wrinkles is usually visible three days after treatment and is maximally visible two weeks following injection. The treated muscles gradually regain function, and generally return to their former appearance three to four months after treatment. Muscles can be treated repeatedly to maintain the smoothed appearance.
Benefits of Botox
- Quickly and effectively treat the signs of aging
- Create natural-looking wrinkle reduction
- Treat moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles
- Correct drooping brow
- Put an end to eye twitching or squinting
- Stop excessive sweating
- Decrease muscle stiffness, spasticity, or pain
- Reduce migraine headaches
Common treatment areas for Botox
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Lip lines