Botox is used for the treatment of frown lines, forehead furrows, "crow’s
feet", and lines and wrinkles of the lower face. Botox has proven
to be a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment. The type of lines
and wrinkles that respond to Botox injections are those caused by muscles—specifically
those muscles that contract during facial expressions such as frowning
or squinting. It works by relaxing the muscles that cause the lines
so wrinkles smooth out. There is no downtime, and patients can immediately
resume normal activities.
Botox is a botulinum A toxin designed to help eliminate or improve
persistent facial wrinkles. This non-surgical procedure commonly treats
areas like frown lines between the eyebrows, â€œcrowâ€™s
feet,â€? and creases on the forehead through a number of tiny
About 10 to 15 minutes.
Depending on where Botox Â® is injected, side effects may
include headache, respiratory infection, flu-like symptoms, droopy
eyelids, and nausea. Temporary bruising on the injection site is also
common. Facial pain, redness at the injection site, and muscle weakness
are less frequent reactions.
Immediate. No down time.
Small risk of allergic reaction.
The effects of Botox Â® injections will appear within 7
days, and may last up to 6 months.
Studies have shown Botox Â® to relieve migraine headaches,
excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking and muscle spasms in the
neck and eye. It is also used to help treat overactive bladders, control
pain during operations, help children with cerebral palsy, prevent
ringing in the ears, assist diabetics with weight gain and control
drooling in some cerebral palsy patients.