Botox® treatments have been used for decades to treat medical problems related to the eyes. In 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. These treatments are particularly effective for decreasing "crow's feet," frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal lines on the forehead. When injected into specific spots of the affected area, they cause the treated muscle to relax temporarily. This eases the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helps prevent new ones from forming.
Continued maintenance is vital to the effectiveness of Botox. Treatments every 3 to 5 months are best for maintaining desired results.