BOTOX is a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to temporarily treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three months.
The most popular use of botulin toxin, known as Botox, is to temporarily smooth facial wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Doctors now use it in small doses to treat other health problems, including migraine headaches, severe underarm sweating, uncontrollable blinking, overactive bladders, and other muscular diseases.