It is a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Small quantities of the toxin are injected and act on the
junction between the nerves and muscles in the area blocking messages and causing muscle activity to weaken. This causes the lines and wrinkles to reduce over 3 – 7 days. The injections work best for the forehead, between the eyebrows and the crows feet area. Botulinum toxin is very helpful in preventing excess sweating in the armpits and palms (hyperhydrosis). Botox lasts approximately 3 – 5 months and will vary among individuals.