BOTOX® is a highly purified protein that is commonly used to eliminate certain facial wrinkles. It is very effective and works by blocking the nerve impulse into the offending muscle. The effect can last up to four months. The most commonly treated areas include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, wrinkles near the eyelids, and “smoker’s lines” on the lips. Botox is FDA-approved and has an excellent safety record over the twenty years it has been in use, including a very low incidence of side effects. If you are concerned with wrinkles in your forehead, you may also wish to consider a browlift, which is a more permanent solution. Dr. Feldmar can discuss both options during your consultation.