Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox) is a non-surgical wrinkle treatment that is injected directly into the muscles to smooth away unwanted wrinkles. It stops the targeted muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles.
Botox is most commonly used to treat forehead lines, frown lines in between the brows and wrinkles in the corners of the eyes.
Botox works by blocking the nerve transmission to muscle cells, thereby relaxing the facial muscles. As a result, the targeted muscles contract much less and no longer create “dynamic facial lines” in the treated area.
Botox injections can be used for a variety of facial rejuvenation techniques, including elevating the brow by treating the brow depressor muscles. This gives the eyes a more open, lifted look (which is why it is also known as a brow lift).
There may be a slight discomfort when Botox is being injected into the face. You can request for a topical numbing cream or ice compress to help further minimise discomfort.
Results of Botox will typically be noticeable within a few days.