BOTOX® Cosmetic, a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, is used to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles that are caused by muscle contractions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered via a few tiny injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines to form. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a simple, non-surgical procedure that helps to smooth the deep, persistent lines that develop over time with facial expression. One ten-minute treatment relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been widely tested and is now approved by the FDA.