The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name BOTOX®, is a popular injectable treatment. This purified toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that BOTOX® is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
- Frown lines
- Crows feet
- Forehead furrows
- Skin bands on the neck