BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin Type A)
Botox® is the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatment performed today. Initially marketed for treatment of certain neurological problems, it was recently approved by the US-FDA for cosmetic use. It is effective, safe, and well tolerated. Botox® is one of the botulinum toxin type A approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is widely used to eliminate dynamic rythydes, or facial lines such as frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead wrinkles, and crow's feet or smile lines around the eyes.
The effect of Botox® is temporary, and it has to be repeated once the lines and wrinkles return to their natural state. However, Botox® has been proven to improve and enhance the effect of other treatments such as fillers and facelifts. By relaxing the underlying muscle, Botox® aids in getting a smoother texture from the other therapies. Botox® has also been found to prolong the beneficial effects of fillers.