Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neurotoxin, better known under brand names such as Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Neurotoxin treatments are the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and are mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make day after day. These normal facial expressions will form permanent wrinkles over time. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften, and the dynamic wrinkles are greatly reduced.
Botox can help a client of any age improve his or her appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look, but also alleviating an overly concerned look, helping you look refreshed or even more pleasant. There are many applications for use of botox to treat areas where muscle activity influences facial features as well as applications for treatment of TMJ and excessive sweating.