Botox is currently the most noninvasive treatment carried out by cosmetic surgeons in the United States, with over 1.1 million treatments per year. It is the best treatment available for wrinkles, especially in the area surrounding the eyes and forehead. This treatment can also help tension headaches.
Botulinum toxin is a strong neuromuscular paralytic agent that has been used in medicine sedan the 1970s in many different contexts. It has been used for over a decade to smooth facial wrinkles, and to treat excessive underarm and palm sweating. After Botox is injected into the musculature, the facial expression relaxes, since the muscles are no longer able to contract. Crow's feet, worry lines, and frown lines do not appear or even disappear, especially in younger patients. The treatment is quick and relatively painless using a freezing treatment, and it only takes a few minutes.
The results can be seen after about three days, with a maximum effect after one month. This causes a large change in appearance and the results last for three to six months. When the musculature begins to show signs of contracting again, it's time to repeat the procedure.
The most common side effects are discoloration and discomfort for a few days. Side effects such as drooping eyelid or uneven facial expression are unusual, but can occur if too much Botox is injected at once in a technically incorrect manner
Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for a few hours after the injection, after which you can begin moving about as usual, apply make-up, etc.