What is Botox and how does it works?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can't contract. That makes wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines.
What are common areas of face where botox is used?
People often request the injections in the following areas of the face:
• wrinkles between the eyebrows, called frown lines, glabellar lines, or elevens
• wrinkles around the eyes, known as crow’s feet
• horizontal creases in the forehead
• lines at the corners of the mouth
• “cobblestone” skin on the chin
What are other uses of Botox?
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
They're also used to treat conditions such as
• neck spasms (cervical dystonia),
• excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis),
• an overactive bladder and
• lazy eye.
• Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.