Botox® is the product name for a form of the botulinum toxin. The FDA approved it in April 2002 for treating frown lines.
How Botox works
Botox® is a muscle-relaxing agent for therapeutic use. Injections of Botox® block nerve impulses in the area of the injection for a few months. That prevents the muscles in that area from contracting. Since they don't contract, they don't form any wrinkles in the skin that covers them.
The effect of this is smoother skin.
Areas where Botox is useful
The most popular areas are:
- Frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Forehead wrinkles
An injection of Botox® inhibits wrinkle formation for about three months, and then must be repeated.
At ClearView Eyes, we offer this cosmetic procedure as a service to our vision patients.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center provides Botox® injections in the San Diego, California area. We offer this web page as general information about Botox®. This information should not be considered formal medical advice. Please contact us today for formal advice during a complimentary Botox® consultation in San Diego.