Botox® Cosmetic has become a more common and popular non-surgical treatment to rejuvenate and enhance the face. In many cases, it corrects wrinkles and lines on the face without the need for surgery. Although it has temporary results, lasting an average of 3-6 months, it provides patients with almost instant correction and without any downtime. For some patients, Botox® Cosmetic is another way of “…trying on a brow lift.”
HOW IT WORKS
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions underneath the facial skin like the ones shown above. These muscles control facial expression, helping us smile, laugh, and frown. These muscles may stay slightly active all of the time, causing worry lines. Botox® Cosmetic relaxes these muscles, smoothing the overlying skin. Untreated muscles are unaffected, allowing normal contraction to occur as part of facial expression.
Botox® Cosmetic is the brand name for botulism toxin type A, a naturally occurring protein which blocks nerve impulse conduction to muscle. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of the Allergan Corporation.