Botox relaxes specific facial muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract. Botox is injected directly into these muscles with a small needle, which causes minimal discomfort. No anesthesia is required for the procedure. Millions of people have been treated with Botox and have improved their appearance since the Food and Drug Administration approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002.
You usually see the effects within three to ten days. The treatment is not permanent; it lasts for about six months.
Botox is used to treat wrinkles of the upper half of the face, such as those on the forehead, frown lines and crow's feet around the eyes. If desired, the brow can also be raised.
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