The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is a popular nonsurgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases and crow's feet near the eyes.
So what exactly is Botox? Botox is a naturally occurring “toxin” produced by bacteria. It blocks the signal from your brain that tells a muscle to move. In the presence of “botox”, a muscle will not respond to the “move now” signal from your brain.
As with most fillers, the results may take a few days to show. Many patients report minimal pain. There may be some initial mild redness, swelling, or bruising, which should resolve quickly. The reaction is similar to getting a shot at your general practitioner.