BOTOX® Cosmetic is the trade name of Botulinum Type A, a powerful muscle toxin protein produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium. When injected in tiny amounts directly into a specific muscle, the muscle is relaxed. This procedure is very effective at softening the lines that come from facial movements like frowning and squinting, tightening the facial skin.
How long does treatment typically take?
The injection itself takes about 10 minutes. Over several days many patients see improvement in fine lines and wrinkles. The effects last for 4-6 months.
Is Botox approved by the FDA?
Yes. Botox is approved by the FDA for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.