Botox® is used to relax the muscles of facial animation in an effort to reduce the evidence of wrinkling which contributes to the appearance of aging. This substance is injected through the skin into or close to the muscle. After a couple of days, the patient usually sees a relaxation of the muscle, and within a week or two, a lessening of the wrinkle.
Botox® results may last 4-6 months. However, shorter durations have been experienced in a minority of patients and can be related to factors beyond the physician’s control. The beneficial cosmetic effects of Botox® can be very dramatic, yet natural in appearance.