Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox®, has been used for over 20 years to treat muscle spasms in conditions like cerebral palsy. It is commonly used in aesthetic practice, injected in small quantities to smooth wrinkles.
By stopping the ability of the muscle to move, Botox® blocks the nerve signal to the muscle, preventing it’s contraction. Existing lines and wrinkles smooth away when treated. Common areas include the frown, forehead and crows feet areas which, once treated creat a more youthful appearance.