What is BOTOX®?
Botox®, also known as Botolinum toxin, temporarily weakens tiny facial muscles in a precise area, causing the treated site to become smooth and wrinkle free. This is done with a small needle, using a sparse amount of the liquid. The exact sites for injection are carefully marked by the physician prior to treatment. Surrounding facial muscles are not affected, allowing normal facial expression. Botox® has been used safely and effectively for many years on various neurological and ophthalmologic disorders. It has emerged more recently as a new treatment for reducing visible signs of aging, particularly in the area of the upper face. A side benefit to Botox® injections can be the reshaping of the eyebrows, which can cause the eyes to appear more open, creating a more youthful look.