The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name as Botox/Dysport/Xeomin, and is a popular injectable treatment. This purified toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
- Frown lines
- Crows feet
- Forehead furrows
- Skin bands on the neck
Botulinum toxins won't fix all types of skin problems. For example, while it can diminish under-eye wrinkles, it can't repair the damage caused by the sun. Your skin thickness, type, and the degree of wrinkling all play a role in determining the effectiveness of botulinum toxin. A qualified plastic surgeon is the best person to evaluate the appropriateness of this treatment for you personally.