Botox® (Botulinum Toxin A) is derived from clostridium botulinum. It has been used for many decades for pain and contractures in burn victims and later for eye muscle spasms as well. It is now FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles. Dr. M. Eugene Moor was the first physician in Birmingham to use Botox for the treatment of migraine headaches about years ago. It is the most popular cosmetic procedure done in the world today and it is best to have a plastic surgeon inject Botox in order to achieve excellent results. Botox relaxes the specific muscle injected and is commonly used in the forehead, brow, around the eyes and the mouth. The effect of Botox lasts 3-4 months and may last up to 6 months or longer with repeated injections.
Dysport® and Xeomin® are similar products to Botox that also produce a relaxing effect on the injected muscle.