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Botox® is the brand name given by its manufacturer, Allergan, to Botulinum toxin – a protein that has been used since the 1970s to treat a variety of medical conditions, characterized by overactive muscle movement and more recently to treat other conditions such as migraine and excessive sweating.  Other manufacturers call it by different brand names, although Botox® is the term often (wrongly) used to cover them all.

Its usage in the cosmetic arena began in the early 2000s and has come to be one of the most popular, effective and safe wrinkle smoothing procedures in the world.

Examples of its common usage are:

  • – frown lines (the “11 lines” between the brows)
  • – crows feet
  • – neck lines
  • – smoker’s lines
  • – gummy smiles
  • – teeth grinding

In times of much malpractice in the administration of Botox, it is important to go to a medical professional since it can go wrong with temporary unsightly results but could also be potentially dangerous.

Should you have any questions about how Botox might be right for your needs, make an appointment for a consultation with Kimberley who wi