This presentation explains how Botox works on the body, and why it is used so often today.

Transcription: What Is Botox?

Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A.

How Does Botox Work?

In a nutshell, Botox blocks the signals that tell your muscles to contract.

Thus, allowing the muscles that cause wrinkling to relax.

Results can be seen within 24-72 hours.

6,321,160 Botox procedures were performed in 2013.

Botox is used in certain areas of the face to help smooth out the wrinkles.

Other common uses for Botox: migraines, overactive bladder, strabismus, blepharospasm, among other conditions.

What are the side effects of Botox?

Common side effects include:
-Temporary redness or swelling of little bumps at injection
-Temporary bruising at injection sites.

Ways to Avoid Risk:

-Make sure you are being treated by a licensed and trained Registered Nurse or Surgeon who specializes in injections.
-Make sure you tell your provider of all allergies and reactions.