Botox is a purified substance which weakens the pull of muscles under the skin of the upper facial area. These muscles, when tightened, cause frown lines, crow's feet, nasal crunch lines and horizontal forehead wrinkles. Botox relaxes these muscles, which in turn gives a remarkably smoother look to the treated area. The effects are usually first noticed within 72 hours and take up to seven days to become complete.
The effects of Botox usually last from two to five months and most patients need further injections in about three to four months to maintain the smoothing effect. If your frown lines and crow's feet are a source of concern, Botox treatments may be all you need to regain smooth, natural skin. Botox injections are safe and effective and there is no recovery or healing time.