Botox Popularity Continues
BOTOX cosmetic is a very popular wrinkle treatment that works by stopping the nerve impulses that make muscles contract, thereby relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles such as frown lines. The injections take several days to take effect, and they wear off in about three to five months. Repeat treatments tend to have longer lasting results but are still temporary.
New technology is under development that would use radio frequencies to locate and destroy the specific nerves that cause the unwanted muscle contractions with potentially long-lasting results. The procedure would require local anesthesia. Even if the treatment does replace BOTOX for wrinkle treatment, don’t expect to see BOTOX go away anytime soon. Other medical uses for the cosmetic injections are on the horizon.