Botox® injections are the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkle. These injections are made from botulinum toxic A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. When injected into the skin, it blocks the nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that lead to fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a younger and more refreshed appearance.
After treatment, the appearance of wrinkles begins to improve within 24 hours, with full results developing gradually over the next five days. The results of BOTOX® injections typically last up to four months, with some patients reporting results lasting up to a full year.