Botox® is currently the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic medical treatment. The most common use for Botox® is for treating lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Most of the lines and wrinkles that form around the eyes are the result of facial expressions. Each time we smile, frown, or raise our brows in surprise, our facial muscles contract and crease the skin. When these facial expressions are repeated over and over again for years and years, lines and wrinkles eventually form, making people look older, angry, and/or tired.
Botox® is essentially an injectable muscle relaxant. When injected into the muscles that cause wrinkles, it relaxes the muscles and reduces and often eliminates the wrinkles. The most common Botox® treatments are crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyes, and horizontal forehead lines.
Botox® can also be used to achieve a beautiful brow lift and has many other uses on the lower face and neck. The results of Botox® look natural and typically last 3-4 months, although many people find that it lasts longer with repeated use over time.