Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injections

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is an injectable substance that acts as a muscle relaxant in certain areas of your body. While it can be introduced to various parts of the human anatomy, it is used mainly on the face to smooth wrinkles and frown lines around the eyes (crows feet), nose ("11" lines and bunny lines) and mouth ("smoker" lines). Many patients who are starting to show signs of aging rely on Botulinum Toxin to give them a younger appearance. Botulinum toxin can also be used as a very effective migraine treatment or for excessive sweating in underarms.

Isn’t Botulinum Toxin Dangerous?

Though called a toxin, taken in the right amounts, Botulinum Toxin is not harmful to humans. There are three main types of Botulinum Toxin: Dysport, Xeomin and, of course, the most popular option, Botox. All are FDA-approved and trusted by cosmetic personnel and physicians across the globe.

Are there Benefits to Botulinum Toxin?

In small, carefully-administered doses, Botulinum Toxin can be very beneficial in turning back years on the clock, at least for someone’s looks. It has the capability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and an increasing number of men – as opposed to the traditional flow of women patients for cosmetic procedures – are relying on this injection to keep them looking young. Once patients achieve the look that they want, their mood and self-confidence will become elevated as a result.

For more information concerning our Botox treatment options, or to speak to one of our staff about your unique condition, please contact Refresh at 215-968-3057.