Botox Treatment is popular because it is a non surgical cosmetic procedure that does not require any incision. It is basically Botulinum Toxin that is purified and diluted for cosmetic procedures. The treatment helps in efficient reduction of wrinkles, scars, frown lines, crow's feet etc. When injected, the toxin paralyses the nerves and freezes certain muscles that prevent wrinkle contracting. This results in a younger and more relaxed facial appearance.

Owing to the high popularity of such a treatment, most of the important facts about it are out in the open. There are, however, certain interesting facts that are hidden from purview. Some of these facts have been listed below:

• Approved by National Health Service: This treatment uses the only drug of its type, known as Botulinum toxin Type A, that is approved by the National Health Service. It's the same drug that is used to treat botulism. Initially approved in the year 1989 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it was approved for treating eye disorders. Much later, in the year 2002, the drug was prescribed to treat severe wrinkles between the eyebrows.

• Not a surgical procedure: Unlike other cosmetic procedures that require incision and months of healing, this particular treatment is performed using very fine needles. The drug is injected in a small amount on facial muscles. The treatment is done in less than an hour, the effects lasts up to 6 months and there is no healing time required.

• Used for several other medical conditions: A lot of emphasis is on the use of this wonder drug to treat wrinkles and frown lines, but in reality, Botox is used for several other medical conditions such as:

1. Treatment of extreme underarm sweating.
2. Treatment of ocular disorders.
3. Treatment of neurological disorders.
4. Treatment of migraine headaches, bladder problems and arthritis.
5. And many more.

• Used to treat facial scars efficiently: Researchers have found that treatment also helps in improving acne and facial scarring. It is best when used in conjunction with N-Lite laser treatment to enhance the results.

These are some of the interesting facts about Botox treatment. The procedure is indeed one of the most inexpensive treatments to get rid of wrinkles and facial sagging in an efficient way. It is important that the procedure should be performed by a licensed practitioner in order to stay away from any potential harm caused due to lack of skills or inexperience of the surgeon.