A BOTOX treatment is a quick, nonsurgical procedure that smoothes the creases between your brows that develop over time as you frown or smile. A few injections will relax the lines for up to four months, with results seen in a few days. Botox is a natural, purified protein, and very low doses are injected into the muscles that cause lines to form. Unlike dermal fillers, which add volume in order to smooth wrinkles, Botox injections relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.
During the procedure, which takes about 10 minutes, Botox is injected under the skin using a fine needle. Discomfort is minimal, and patients most likely will not develop significant side effects, although slight temporary bruising may occur at the injection site. Botox injections typically involve little or no downtime, and patients are able to immediately resume their normal activities.