Botox® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes “dynamic” wrinkles—wrinkles not present when the face has a normal, neutral expression. Botox® Cosmetic is injected in liquid form into the muscle underlying the wrinkle. It inhibits muscle contraction.
Botox® Cosmetic can be used on the forehead, frown lines, as well as crow’s feet around the eyes. Results can be seen within three to seven days and lasts 3 to 6 months.
Because Botox® is delivered in concentrated form, it must be diluted. That’s where science comes in. If not careful, it can be diluted to a point where it is no longer effective, so make sure your Botox® procedure is administered by a certified professional.
Side effects of Botox® Cosmetic can include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, temporary muscle weakness, bruising, and redness at the injection site.