How does Botox work?
Botulinumtoxin-A, commonly referred to by the trade name "Botox" is a neurotoxic protein that prevents muscle contraction.

Strategically injected in small amounts specific areas of the face, botulinumtoxin prevents the muscle contractions (such as raising the forehead or furrowing the brow) that cause wrinkles.

While most of us call these neurotoxins "botox", much like we call all tissue "kleenex", Botox is simply a brand name.

Your provider may use other similar products such as Xeomin, Dysport, Jeuveau, or Daxxify.

Please note that every one of these products is a medication and can only be prescribed by an appropriately licensed professional (MD, DO, NP, PA, Dentist) and can only be legally injected by an RN or any of the profesionals listed above.

In the state of TN, it is illegal for an aesthetician to inject any medication. Please do your research and don't hesitate to ask your provider for their credentials!