Botox is a type of neurotoxin from a purifed bacterial source. It’s use in medicine began in 1977 and has been found to be a safe, effective treatment for multiple muscle related diagnosis, as well as Aesthetic uses and excessive arm pit and hand sweating. Botox is available in three compounds, Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. Botox remains the most commonly performed non surgical aesthetic procedure. It is used to treat facial and neck wrinkling, depressed brows, sagging and facial asymetries. It works by interupting the communication to select muscles responsible for the undesireable wrinkling/sagging. The muscles are temporarily relaxed (usually lasting 3-6 months). As the botox wears off over time, the muscle communication resumes and a repeated treatment is necessary. In treating facial muscles that are contributing to undesireable lines and wrinkles, the skin is spared the ongoing pressure from muscles causing it to fold and crease and these areas can now be restored to their smooth and youthful state. On appearace the eye is then drawn to facial features, rather than shadows, lines and indentations which distract from one’s beautiful features.