Botox has become the number one cosmetic treatment in the United States. Botox can be used to treat several things, including ocular muscle spasms, problems with eye coordination, and severe armpit perspiration; however, it is mostly used as an anti-wrinkling agent.
This procedure includes injecting Botulinum Toxin Type A, or Botox, into a patient's forehead at several different sites. Botox paralyzes certain muscles that cause wrinkles, interrupting their contraction. Wrinkles are typically reduced by 80%.
The full results will be seen within a week and will last at least three months. Side effects are mild, and there is often no interruption to daily life the day of the procedure. On occasion, a doctor may advise the patient to stay out of the sun.
The cost varies depending on the doctor, the region, and the extent of the treatment.