Face is the focus of human communication and the perception of attractiveness which doesn’t escape the passage of time. Creases or lines on the face can be caused due to aging, gravity, sun exposure, smoking and from repeated muscle contractions as occurs with facial expressions (dynamic lines). These dynamic lines gradually change to static lines ingrained on the face even at rest which are regarded as a sign of aging.
Botulinum toxin or Botox as popularly known is the wonder agent that temporarily relaxes muscles of voluntary action and help prevent cutaneous signs of aging.
The effect of treatment comes in 2 weeks and last till 3-10 months depending on type of product used, units injected, site injected and individual biological variation.
If done by an experienced hand, it usually do not cause any major side effect except bruises at the injection site or temporary headache.