The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed and youthful appearance.
A very small amount of Botox/Vistabel is injected with a very fine needle into the area being treated. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the pain associated with the injections is minimal.
Risks & Complications
Cosmetic surgery is amongst the safest of medical procedures. However, all patients must understand and accept that no procedure is absolutely free from risk.
In some cases it can cause a temporary weakness of nearby muscles or drooping of an eyelid. The risk of any side effects depends on the muscles injected. Because Botox/Vistabel is completely reversible, any side effects related to excessive weakness are temporary, lasting only days or weeks.
Botox Wrinkle Smoothing Injections
Wrinkle relaxing injections is a simple, non-surgical, qualified medical practitioner-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).