Botox -or botulinum toxin- is a popular cosmetic surgery for treating and preventing wrinkles. This purified toxin is produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria. Is botox effective? Definitely. According to Web MD botox works when a small amount is injected into the skin area requiring some smoothing. Botox may be used for the forehead, neck, frown lines, crow’s feet, face, and brow furrows. When it’s injected the botox then blocks the nerve signals in the muscle. This causes the botox to essentially paralyze the muscle. After about three to four days the injection of botox will noticeably have temporarily smoothed out the wrinkles of the area and prevented wrinkles from forming. These results are not permanent and only last three to four months, so periodic botox injection appointments are necessary to keep up the results. The United States FDA observes botox as a good option for adults sixty-five years and younger to use for removing wrinkles in the short-term. The FDA also lists botox as a good treatment for chronic migraines, eye muscle issues, and muscle stiffness.
There are many celebrity personalities, actors, actresses, and news people who use botox. Whether they just utilize it two times a year or every two to four months it more than often gives them great results and wrinkle free complexions. Vanessa Williams, David Hasselhoff, Janice Dickinson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Cowell, and Robin Wright have stated that they use botox around two times a year or sparingly. Jenny McCarthy, Lisa Rinna, Sharon Osbourne, Kim Kardashian, Joan Rivers, Kim Cattrall, Kelly Ripa use botox more regularly throughout the year with excellent results. Lori Loughlin also uses some botox and says it makes you look like you just went on vacation. Nicole Kidman and Courtney Cox have stated that they’ve used botox in the past but after both having instances of too much of it injected into their faces and paralyzing most of their face movement for a short time they are more careful about using it. All of these celebrities do have wrinkle free faces and youthful appearances. They all look fantastic and are proof that botox really can prevent wrinkles.