BOTOX® is an injectable neuromodulator used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily weakening the underlying facial muscles. BOTOX® is derived from botulinum toxin and is commonly used to reduce wrinkles on the face, neck, and forehead, as well as for various medical procedures.
BOTOX® is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. When injected into a muscle, it temporarily paralyzes it, reducing the appearance of wrinkles by blocking the release of acetylcholine, which triggers muscle contractions.
Good candidates for BOTOX® are those who are interested in reducing wrinkles and who are in generally good health. BOTOX® Cosmetic is most commonly used to reduce wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, crow’s feet, and between the eyebrows.
Results from BOTOX® can be seen within a few days to a week after treatment, with full effects appearing within two weeks.
The results of BOTOX® typically last for about three to four months, but they can be extended with regular maintenance treatments.
There is minimal downtime associated with BOTOX® treatment, so patients can resume their daily routines right away. Temporary side effects may include mild bruising, swelling, or some redness at the injection site, which usually subside quickly.