In the upper third of the face there are 3 groups of muscles that, when they contract, cause deep wrinkles in the skin overlying them. In the forehead the large frontalis muscle contracts to cause horizontal lines (rhytides). Between the eyes (the glabellar region) has a group of muscles which contract to cause vertical frown lines. At the sides of the eyes, the circular muscle, orbicularis oculi, contracts to cause crow’s feet lines. Botox (Botulinum toxin Type A) is injected, with a fine needle, into these active muscles of facial expression to paralyse them. The result is the wrinkles relax and the skin repairs and smoothes these areas, softening the wrinkles and often causing them to disappear completely. Treatment is temporary and lasts 3-4 months on average.
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