BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that is used for relaxing muscles on the face, mainly around the eyes and forehead. BOTOX® is FDA approved and has been safely used for over 10 years to treat many eye and neurological problems. Because the needle used is so small, pain is minimal and no anesthetic is required. Some patients may experience some minor bruising at the injection site. About 5 days after this procedure the treated area becomes relaxed giving the face a rejuvenated and well-rested appearance while still allowing normal facial expression. Results last about 4 months, and after repeated treatments, injections can be spaced out even longer.