Botox is an injectable medication that can be used for cosmetic and functional purposes.
It is used in patients who have uncontrolled blinking of their eyes (blepharospasm) or uncontrolled movements of the face (hemifacial spasm). It can also be used to treat unwanted wrinkles on the skin of the face, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance.
Botox is targeted directly at the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to form. Botox blocks the transmission from the nerve ending to the muscle and as a result the muscle relaxes. This reduced the appearance of wrinkles for 3 to 6 months.
Botox treatments take only a few minutes and are given during a typical office visit. You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately.