Botox relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles, smoothing the skin and virtually eliminating vertical lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, and laugh lines around the mouth.
Botox has been used for over 20 years is approved in over 75 countries, and is one of the most widely researched medicine. First developed for therapeutic (non-cosmetic) uses, it gained its first FDA approval in 1989. In 2002, Botox injections gained FDA approval for relaxing muscles that cause frown lines. Since then Botox injections have become the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States.
Botox’s active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, works by temporarily inhibiting the impulse that causes muscle contraction thereby relaxing the treated muscles and preventing them from forming facial wrinkles and furrows. Botox is a simple, safe and relatively inexpensive procedure that has been used by men and women from age 20 to 70.