Botox® is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in America today. Botox® consists of a purified protein which, when injected, relaxes the muscles in an area for a significant period of time. It is frequently used between the eyebrows to prevent scowling, in the forehead to prevent furrowing and the temple areas outside the eyes to prevent “crow’s feet.”
Botox® is a relatively safe procedure. Occasional side effects do occur. Botox® lasts two to four months, or longer if used consistently over a period of years, especially if re-injected before full motion resumes. Interestingly, Botox® is found to alleviate migraine headaches when injected between the eyebrows. DYSPORT® is a product recently released and is similar to Botox®.
With less movement, the skin surface gradually smoothes out and the lines begin to fade. The treatment is approved for men and women ages 18 to 65. It is especially effective on frown lines between the brow.