Botulinum toxin, often referred to using the brand name Botox(R), is a medicine produced by a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and is used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows. A small amount is injected into a muscle, which blocks nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. This 'freezes' or weakens the muscle so that it cannot contract and cause the wrinkles that would normally occur when the facial muscle moves. It is temporary, lasting on average 3 to 6 months.
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