FDA Approved for Wrinkle Removal
Botox is widely used as a cosmetic wrinkle treatment to
temporarily reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the face,
banish neck bands and clear away crow's feet.
approved by the FDA for non-cosmetic use in 1989 and
approved for cosmetic use in 2002. Botox has been used
to treat millions patients of
When Botox Cosmetic is injected into facial lines, those
muscles are paralyzed, making the wrinkles invisible.
Results last for three to eight months and are visible a
short while (usually just a few hours) after the Botox
is injected into the affected area.
Botox relaxes facial muscles so
that the overlying skin can remain smooth and unwrinkled.
Unfortunately, Botox injections are a
temporary solution, the effects of the injections last from three to
six months. Botox injections can be repeated two to three times a year
Botox is not effective against
all facial wrinkles. Rather, it is used for wrinkles caused by the
muscles we use for facial expression, such as frown lines, crow's feet,
worry lines, and smile lines. These type of wrinkles are often the
first wrinkles to develop in young people.
Descriptions of Selected Patients in Photo Galleries:
Before and After Photos