The injection of Botox has become very popular for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating
the aging face. The effects are only temporary, but the injections can be done
quickly, all it takes is a couple of minutes and require no recovery time. When
a small amount of Botox is injected into the muscle, it blocks nerve signals that
tell your muscles to contract. The effect is that it temporarily weakens and relaxes
the facial muscles and smoothes or eliminates wrinkles in the skin for a few months.
Botox therapy is a procedure for softening facial lines and wrinkles around the
eyes (“crows feet”), between the brows(“frown lines”)
and running across the forehead(“worry lines”). The creases and lines
most benefited are those accentuated by the muscles of expression used when we
smile, frown and express astonishment, interest and attention. These are referred
to as “dynamic” lines of expression.
Since the early 1900’s Botox has been performed on tens of thousands of
patients with great success. Prior to this use, Botox has been extensively used
on children and adults for a variety of eyelid and eyes problems for more than
a decade. And on July 20, 2004, The FDA approved Botox to treat severe underarm
sweating that cannot be controlled with topical treatments such as prescription
As medical science has advanced in treating the changes of maturity, Botox has
become one of the most popular and sought after remedies for softening the facial
lines of aging. For ease, safety and effectiveness, Botox is unmatched by any
other method presently available for treating lines of the upper face.