Botox is a popular and one of the most effective aesthetic treatments of today used to remove wrinkles on the forehead and wrinkles caused by laughing. Botox treatment is a simple, non-surgical procedure that is performed by injecting preparations under the skin in areas where you want to to eliminate or to reduce the wrinkles. The procedure is simple, painless and takes only a few minutes. The result of the procedure lasts 6 and sometimes even 12months.
Botox injections are the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. This toxin is produced by the microbe that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning.
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles. They are also used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines in some people.
Botox was the first drug to use botulinum toxin. Other products now include Dysport, Myobloc and Xeomin. Each is a little different, particularly when it comes to dosage units, so they aren't interchangeable.