The dermal injection known as Botox utilizes botulinum toxin type A, which is a naturally occurring substance used for both aesthetics and medication. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox and other botulinum toxins like it are the most commonly utilized cosmetic procedure in the United States.
These injectable toxins block nerve impulses within targeted facial muscles to limit their movement and, ultimately, their effect on wrinkle creation. Over six million procedures were performed in 2013 alone.
The high demand for Botox injections can be attributed to their affordable price and convenience, taking around 15 to 30 minutes to complete.