Botox is purified protein that has been used safely in medicine for over 15 years. In 2002, it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic applications. Specifically, Botox can be injected into specific, superficial facial muscles to soften and sometimes eliminate wrinkles.
Botox works by relaxing the affected musculature for a period of 3-4 months. Botox treatments only take a few minutes to perform and results usually begin within 2-5 days. Numbing creams are utilized to eliminate or minimize treatment discomfort.