Botox (formally called Botulinum Toxin) is an extremely popular method for obtaining a more youthful, rested appearance. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment which can cause facial expression lines or wrinkles to essentially disappear. Areas most frequently treated are the glabellar area of frown lines (located between the eyes), crow's feet (lateral areas of the eyes), and forehead wrinkles. Botox is diluted to a very controlled solution and, when injected into the muscles with a very thin needle, is almost painless.
Patients may feel a slight burning sensation while the solution is being injected. The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes and the results last 3-5 months. With repeated treatments, the results may last longer. It requires a short appointment, and is appropriate for anyone (male and female) ages 18-65 meeting the clinical criteria for therapeutic or cosmetic use.