Botox® is a very diluted form of the botulinum protein. It has been used successfully and without any long-term negative effects since the 1990s, and very few short term complications have been seen. Botox® has been proven to be safe and effective in removing the dynamic wrinkles that result from repeated facial expressions, but is not a permanent solution and follow-up visits about three to six months apart are needed to keep the wrinkles from reappearing.
Which conditions can be treated by Botox®?
Botox® is very safe and successful at removing the wrinkles that appear on the face due to repetitive facial expressions. It is an excellent way to remove the unsightly horizontal lines that show up on foreheads, crows feet wrinkles from around the eyes, vertical wrinkles that can appear on an upper lip, and the scowl lines that often appear between the eyebrows at the top of the nose.