We have been using Botox successfully to treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is the name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles so the injected muscle can’t contract thus making the wrinkles relax and soften. It is a non-invasive procedure which takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort to the patient. Usually it takes three to seven days to take full effect and lasts for four to six months. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines but cannot be used on wrinkles caused by sun damage.