What is it?
Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein
produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscle that causes those frown lines between the brows.
How does Botox® Cosmetic Work?
During treatment, very low doses of Botox® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox® Cosmetic enables them to relax. The effects are localized, and when administered by an experienced physician do not affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression.
What causes frown lines?
The lines that appear with facial expressions, as between the brows, actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. When powerful muscles between the brows contract, they draw the brows together, causing the skin to fold or furrow. As skin becomes less elastic with age, those folds or furrows result in stubborn lines.
Because the lines are dynamic lines caused by over active muscles, they can usually be treated with tiny injections of Botox® Cosmetic.