Botox injections are the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. This toxin is produced by the microbe that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning. Botox can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, Botox injections are also used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder and some causes of crossed eyes. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines for people.

While Botox was the first drug to utilize botulinum toxin, newer products include: Dysport, Myobloc and Xeomin. Each product is a little different, you should consult your plastic surgeon before scheduling any procedure. Any injectable procedure to reduce lines and wrinkles should only be administered by a board certified plastic surgeon.

If you think that Botox might be right for you to reduce lines and wrinkles you should schedule an initial consultation with Dr TJ Khan to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. A full medical work up and exam will be part of the process to select the best medication injectable to deliver the results you are looking for.