What is Botox?

What is Botox?

Botox is the first FDA-approved botulinum toxin injectable, which is made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox injections work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, therefore weakening these muscles so that they do not contract.

How long does Botox last?

Results usually take effect within one week and can last for up to 6 months.

Where can Botox be injected?

Botox is used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. It can also be used to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, lazy eye, TMJ pain, and hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).


What are the possible side effects?

The majority of side effects include localized swelling, pain, or bruising at the site of injection, which are all temporary. These side effects can be minimized with proper injecting technique by a well-trained, certified physician.