Would you like to see a younger-looking you in the mirror every day? You might want to check out a nearby medical day spa to see if they offer Botox treatments. Botox, the brand name for Botulinum Toxin A, is used to prevent the tiny muscles responsible for wrinkling from contracting. While Botox shares the same toxin in common with botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, it is very safe when administered in low doses. Botulinum Toxin A is one of the neurotoxins produced by this certain bacterium. Botox has been successfully used to treat a variety of conditions that involve spasms or involuntary muscle contractions. Frown lines can temporarily disappear with treatment as can laugh lines, crow's feet and brow furrows. Botox treatments work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause these types of wrinkles so that you're unable to frown or furrow your brows. Results from Botox injections may last anywhere from three to eight months, after which time additional injections will be needed to maintain results.
Botox is injected into the body in very small amounts, and because it is injected directly into a muscle, there is no danger of it spreading to other parts of the body.