Botox® and the closely related products Dysport® and Xeomin® are known as “neuromodulators.” These agents relax overactive muscle groups, which cause wrinkling of the forehead, lips, brow, and crow’s feet areas. Botox® temporarily interrupts the communication between a nerve and its muscle, causing temporary relaxation and smoothing of lines.
Botox® is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. More than six million minor injectable procedures were performed in 2014 alone. These treatments benefit virtually every patient over the age of 30 and take just minutes to perform.