Have you ever wanted the furrow on your forehead gone? Feel like the little wrinkles around your eyes are giving your age away? Perhaps a shot of botox is what you need.
Botox is commonly used these days for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Chronic muscle twitching, migraines, hyperhidrosis (super sweaty pits) are treated with botox injections. Generally though we think of botox as a wrinkle reducer.
What the heck is botox? It is a purified protein that comes from the botulinum bacteria. Yes it is related to botulism as they both come from the same toxin, but no it is not botulism being injected into your muscle. Botox does work by temporarily paralysing the muscle it is injected into. It wears off in about 3 months.
There are possible side effects and complications that can occur from botox and you should definately discuss them with your doctor. Botox appears to be safe for most people and lots of women I know are very happy with the results.