What is a Botox injection?

A Botox injection is a minor procedure that treats lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. A Botox injection contains botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that relaxes muscles to smooth out lines and wrinkles. Botox temporarily creates a more youthful appearance. You must repeat Botox injections every three to four months to maintain results.

A Botox injection is only one method to treat wrinkles and aging skin. Discuss all of your treatment choices with your doctor to understand which option is best for you.  

Medical Reviewers: Daphne E. Hemmings, MD, MPH Last Review Date: Dec 21, 2012

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  1. BOTOX Cosmetic, OnabotulinumtoxinA. Allergan, Inc. http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/home.aspx?cid=tab_btxc_c.
  2. Cosmetic Procedures, Botulinum Rejuvenation. American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.skincarephysicians.com/agingskinnet/botulinum_rejuvenation.html.

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