If you are struggling with forehead wrinkles, brow lines (11 lines), or crow’s feet, you are not alone. These types of wrinkles in the upper face are some of the first to appear, and they may immediately give away your age. Botox cosmetic treatment is effective in addressing these common signs of aging.
Botox has been used by doctors for years for treating wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is the brand name of a product made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Doctors use the toxin in very small doses to treat several health problems. Botox is the first injectable botulinum toxin product.
Injections of botulinum toxin are used to treat health issues like:
- Facial wrinkles
- Excess underarm sweating
- Cervical dystonia (a neurological condition causing severe contractions in the neck and shoulder muscle)
- Blepharospasm (unstoppable blinking of eyes)
- Strabismus (misalignment of eyes)
- Chronic migraine
- Overactive bladder
How Botox Works
Botox is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment designed to address wrinkles in the upper face. It is not a dermal filler. Rather, it works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to appear in certain parts of the face. Botox is injected into the facial muscles, helping to block nerve impulses and relax the muscles. Without contracting facial muscles, lines become less evident and are prevented from worsening.
Botox has been FDA-approved since 2002, and it has been used by millions of patients since. It is minimally invasive, and safe and effective for both men and women.