Botox is without a doubt the most widely used non-surgical cosmetic treatment worldwide. It contains a purified bacteria called Clostridium botulinum that can be found in many natural settings like soil, lakes, and forests. Botox works by blocking nerve signals in your muscles, resulting in a temporary freeze. Without any movement in these muscles wrinkles can be softened or even removed. However, Botox only works on wrinkles caused by muscle movement.
The most common Botox treatments involve lines on the upper face such as forehead lines, brow lines, and “crows feet.” These are also known as facial expression lines and are caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, etc.’
Botox wears off over time and, as such, requires repeat treatments. On average, most treatments last three to four months.