Botulinum toxin is also used to treat disorders of hyperactive nerves including excessive sweating, neuropathic pain, and some allergy symptoms. In addition to these uses, botulinum toxin is being evaluated for use in treating chronic pain.
As we grow older, years of sun exposure (extrinsic aging), added to aging up of tissues (intrinsic aging), will wear down the skin. This leads to the formation of dynamic wrinkles secondary to muscular contractions during facial movements such as smiling and frowning. Weakening the muscles responsible for these facial expressions can dramatically improve these wrinkles.
In the mid 1990’s, Botox® injections were used to treat facial wrinkles. Botox is a very simple, non surgical 10 minute procedure that mainly targets wrinkles over face and neck.
Botox® can be injected by your skin care professional during an office visit. You may experience brief, mild discomfort as you are being injected. Following the injection, recovery is immediate: you may place make-up and return to work immediately.
A few experience mild bruising which improves within a few days. You will begin to see improvement in your wrinkles within a few days, and these results usually last for 3-4 months.