What Is Botox?
Botox, along with Dysport and Xeomin, are injection treatments designed to reduce facial expression lines. Botox injections have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles in the skin between the eyebrows (for BOTOX only) and wrinkles around the side of the eyes, commonly called “crow’s feet”. When this therapy is performed, small amounts of this substance are injected into the facial muscles responsible for movement associated with the appearance of lines and wrinkles. While the FDA approved injections for certain areas to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, physicians often perform injections in “off-label” locations such as the forehead, nose, around the mouth, neck, and others.