What is Botox®?

Botox® is Allergan’s (a drug company) registered trademark for a form of botuliunum toxin. It has come to be synonymous for all forms of botulinum toxins in many people’s minds – much like ‘Hoover’, ‘Sellotape’ etc….

Botulinum toxin is extremely useful in managing frown lines (between the eyebrows) and crows feet (around the outer corner of the eyes). The drug can also be used to treat other muscular spasms and tics. In selected cases a brow lift can be achieved using this drug alone, reducing upper eyelid hooding without resorting to surgery.