A large number of people are having Botox injections to regain a more youthful appearance. It is now a widely accepted treatment that is as common as going for a haircut. In fact, some people host Botox parties
where people get together for a social event that focuses around Botox treatments.
Botox was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use in April 2002. Botox is commonly used by many cosmetic dentists for facial rejuvenation procedures to give a non-surgical face-lift. Botox is great for the treatment of expression lines such as â€œCrowâ€™s Feetâ€ and forehead frown lines. These lines are caused when overactive muscle movement wears away the collagen in the skin, which in turn causes the skin to crease or â€˜wrinkleâ€™. Botulinum toxin works by relaxing muscle and thus preventing wrinkles and smoothing out lines.
Botox is a safe to use bacterial toxin which when injected into the facial muscles in minute quantities relaxes the muscles and effectively improves the appearance of wrinkles that are caused by the movement of these muscles. The procedure is painless and takes about 10 minutes. Botox injections need to be repeated every few months as the Botox is broken down by the body.