Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) is a neurotoxic protein that prevents the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine from the axon end of a motor neuron. This action thereby prevents muscle contraction which results in relaxed facial muscles. This treatment effectively reduces lines, wrinkles and the appearance of an aged face, while avoiding surgery.
Botox injections do not require any down/recovery time and for the most part, are quite painless. Effects are temporary, usually lasting about 3-6 months depending on your metabolism, and frequency of treatments may be reduced over time as a result of the muscles weakening.