Botulinum toxin is the medical name for Botox. The clostridium botulinum bacterium produces this protein naturally. The protein is extracted from the bacteria and purified. Botulinum toxin has been employed in medical applications for 35 years and in the cosmetic industry since 1989.
Treatment with botulinum toxin is a simple procedure that uses a very thin needle to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into selected areas. The botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscles, temporarily deactivating these muscles, as it were. This results in fewer facial lines and wrinkles.
After your treatment with botulinum toxin, you must wait a few days before the effect will be visible. This is because the botulinum toxin needs time to do its work. The longer the skin relaxes, the more your dynamic wrinkles will disappear. The effect is visible for three to four months on average, occasionally longer. After that, the toxin is fully degraded by the body. In exceptional cases, you may experience a headache immediately after treatment. This will fade, of course.