BOTOX® was the first such product on the market that has been FDA approved. When most people think of wrinkle relaxers, they think of Botox. It is a highly effective procedure that reverses the visible effects of facial aging. It has been used since the early 1980s by neurologists and opthamologists to treat lazy eye, eye spasms, and other neurologic disorders. Minute injections of BOTOX® cause facial muscles to relax. As the muscles become less tense, facial wrinkles become more shallow and are able to blend into surrounding tissue, becoming less obvious. In some instances, wrinkles disappear completely.
BOTOX® treatments are a simple office procedure, taking 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Although results are not permanent, improvement with initial treatment can last 3 to 4 months. Repeat treatments can result in an extended time of enhanced appearance. You may begin to notice results within 3 to 5 days for moderate to severe frown lines. BOTOX® delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.