Wrinkle relaxing injections (Botox ®)
Botulinum toxin treatment Botox ® – Like many medications, Botulinum toxin is developed from a protein which occurs in nature. The FDA has approved Botulinum toxin treatment for specific indications such as frown lines, crows feet lines, after years of clinical study and experience. It is a safe temporary solution almost anyone who is is troubled by such lines and wrinkles.
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Common questions concerning wrinkle relaxing injections (Botox®)
Provided below are some of the common questions and answers regarding this treatment. These questions are to provide information and in no way intended to replace a consultation.
Botox® is the brand name for the original and most popular botulinum toxin treatment. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for the temporary relaxation of overactive muscles. A spin-off of its original use in spasticity was that it smoothed out frown lines.
Botulinum toxin treatment causes temporary blocking of nerve signals to muscles. So those expression lines that occur when we use our facial muscles will look softer once the treatment has reached full effect.
In the upper face, vertical frown “eleven” lines between eyebrows, “crow’s feet” lines at the corners of the eyes which are distressing to patients, are approved indications for treatment with botulinum.
Botulinum is also used to improve lower face expression lines, such as a downturned “mouth frown” and prominent neck lines.