To make it simple, Botox is a natural, purified protein given in very low doses to reduce the contractions of the muscles that cause wrinkles. As we age, these muscles have a tendency to stay contracted, causing us to look sad, mad, worried, or tired.

Botox is used most commonly used for wrinkles on the forehead and for the frown lines between the eyebrows. They are also great for the crow’s feet, bunny lines (the little crinkles on the nose), and to lift or even out your brows. There are additional specialty areas that can be treated such as the underarms for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or the jawline (to slim or for grinding and clenching).

The injections are quick, and a tiny needle is used so that there is minimal to no discomfort. The effects begin to appear in a few days and last several months. Given over time, you can actually reverse the signs of aging and improve the appearance of facial wrinkles.