Botox is an FDA approved purified protein which temporarily blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscle which reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.

Within 3-5 days of administartion of Botox the treated muscles become temporarily relaxed, causing the overlying skin to lay flat and unwrinkled.

The untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion allowing facial expressions to be unaffected. Botox injections only take a few minutes and will remain effective for 3-6 months.