Injectables made to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
Often referred to as "Botox," botulinum toxin is a popular injectable, derived from bacteria, used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin injections block the nerve signals to the muscle targeted, lessening the strength of contraction. This effect reduces muscle movements responsible for unwanted wrinkles and lines.
The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes. Several other areas have been treated such as thick bands in the neck, thick jaw muscles, lip lines and gummy smiles. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau.