Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) treatment has been used for many years to treat muscular problems including eye deviation, eyelid spasm as well as facial spasms. Botox is now used to treat facial lines caused primarily by the action of the muscles on the skin. The ideal areas to treat are those wrinkles caused by muscles that have no significant function. Examples include: the deep crease between the eyebrows, crows feet wrinkles and forehead lines.

Injection into frown lines has shown to be very successful. Good results may be obtained after a single injection and may last over several months. The effect of the injection may take between 5 - 7 days to work.

Repeat treatments are usually needed every 3 - 4 months over a twelve month period. Clinical trials report that some patients who have had treatment over twelve months are only requiring further treatments once or twice per year.