What is a Botox injection?
A Botox injection is a minor procedure that treats lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. A Botox injection contains botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that relaxes muscles to smooth out lines and wrinkles. Botox temporarily creates a more youthful appearance. You must repeat Botox injections every three to four months to maintain results.
A Botox injection is only one method to treat wrinkles and aging skin. Discuss all of your treatment choices with your doctor to understand which option is best for you.
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