Clostridium botulinum toxin (Type A) is a neurotoxin, which has been used in the UK for medical purposes since 1989. Today, it is commonly used to treat wrinkles on the face. As we talk, smile and frown, our facial muscles are constantly working, and over time, wrinkles develop in the skin around these muscles. Botulinum toxin works by relaxing the muscles in the face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing further wrinkles from developing.
Anti-wrinkle treatments using botulinum toxin have become increasingly popular for many reasons; the treatment time required is generally no more than half an hour and the results appear within three to ten days. As no down-time is required following a treatment, it is ideal for those with a busy lifestyle.
Botox effect can last FROM 3 months to 6 months, depending on the individuals organism, metabolism, activity and lifestyle.
Source: Laura Hatton