Technically known as botulinum toxin A, Botox is a neurotoxin that essentially paralyzes your muscles by blocking signals that otherwise tell your muscles to contract.
The basic principle is, if the musles can't move, wrinkles won't form.
While used for many medical applications, most people searching for such information are probably interested to know how it can help prevent wrinkles. Not all...but most ;)
In fact, the FDA only approved of its use for cosmetic purposes back in 2002.
Well, when the botulinum toxin is injected into a particular muscle group that's affected by glabellar, or more commonly known as frown lines or furrows, the muscles become paralyzed.
This means that they cannot contract, and the wrinkles will seem to "melt away".
Mind you, this kind of treament is not permanent, and the effects last anywhere from three weeks to eight months.
Is it worth it? Well, that's up to you to decide.
If you are really keen, here's some resources you can consider:
There are always more ways than one to make yourself feel youthful and stay healthy.
There's this wrinkle cream that actually works better than Botox, and you can try it for free here.
Of course, basics like using sunscreen, and having a proper skin care regime goes a long way in preventing wrinkles in the first place.
But when they do appear, I'd like to perceive it as if I'm aging gracefully :)
I'm not afraid to age, as long as I know I've lived my life to the fullest.
What about you? ;)