BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. If you find that early signs of aging are becoming apparent, or if your facial expressions are causing premature wrinkles to appear, then BOTOX® Cosmetic may be for you. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also used in the prevention or smoothing of wrinkles because it prevents you from making the facial gestures that cause wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic may not remove a static wrinkle completely. It only prevents you from furrowing your brow or squinting excessively around your eye. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with a micro-needle into the muscles to meet your individual needs. The most requested area of treatment and complaint are the forehead and area surrounding the outer eye. One injection is made in each muscle, and it takes about 30 minutes to complete one session of injections. You will experience little pain or discomfort from the size of the needle, but you will feel at least some discomfort due to the injection. Maximum benefit is reached in one to two weeks and the effects last approximately 4-6 months.